Hi. Newbie here. Started my woodworking hobby about 1 1/2 years ago. Finally decided to register. Thinking about up grading my router lift & table.
Currently have the Bosch MRF01 mounted to the Bosch RA1171 (Bench top table), on top of a small cabinet and attached to end of my Table Saw. Ok for small jobs.
The lift never worked properly. I live in SW Fl. and Bosch has only one service/repair in the area, who is not really experienced or interested in servicing my equipment. The other option is to ship it out. Frustrated with all the under the table finagling.
What I am considering is using the MRF & MRP as hand held and, using a dedicated router in a lift and table. While browsing around I found the PC 7518 for $307.49 or the 75182 (motor only) for $289.00 free shipping (Amazon).
Also while browsing I came across an interesting review at American Woodworker,
discussing several different lift options.
So I would like feedback with the following:
1) Go with the 7518 with base and a lift or,
2) With the 75182 motor only and lift?
3) What lifts are tried and true?
4) Any other suggestions
5) What is Avatar?
Thanks for any & all replies.