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Yep, I'm pretty much of a novice. I've been making some furniture over the past year using pocket hole joinery and nothing fancy. Not knowing what I really needed in the way of a router, I decided to not spend too much - got a Ryobi 1 3/4 hp router with table - the one for $99 at Lowes. So, I've used it for roundovers, one cove and a few rabbets. I really don't know what I'm doing but have managed to muddle through so far. So, I'm hoping to learn how to do things right here, and maybe upgrade my router if I can figure out what I want.
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Yep, I'm pretty much of a novice. I've been making some furniture over the past year using pocket hole joinery and nothing fancy. Not knowing what I really needed in the way of a router, I decided to not spend too much - got a Ryobi 1 3/4 hp router with table - the one for $99 at Lowes. So, I've used it for roundovers, one cove and a few rabbets. I really don't know what I'm doing but have managed to muddle through so far. So, I'm hoping to learn how to do things right here, and maybe upgrade my router if I can figure out what I want.

Welcome to the forum, Steve.

Take your time to work out what you want before starting on the downhill slide using multiple routers.......

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Hi Steve,

Welcome to The Router Forums!

I think the Ryobi kit you picked up is an excellent starter kit. A functional hands on unit is the best way I can think of to help anyone consider the long list of features and specifications that separate the hundreds of different machines out there from one another. Discovering which of those features make a difference to you and which don't is an important part of making wise decisions on where to upgrade and where not to.

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Thanks, Bill! I'm sure you're right. I appreciate the advice!
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