Hello from Jacksonville, FL
I just started doing DIY projects, and found that I really enjoyed working with wood and tools. I had some prior experience with building a basement and a deck, but I had experienced help with those projects.
I quicky found that the router is a key tool, if you want your work to looked finished.
I first purchased a Skil 1810 fixed router, nice heavy machine for $30.
Then I got a great deal on a Buffalo Trim router.
I purchased a Skil RAS800 router table, but I am sending it back, changing the router bits was taking too long, and I would allways draw blood.
I am leaning mostly buy trial and error, combined with some reading, I would really love to spend 30min with someone who is experienced with routers.
Thanks for reading.