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I bought a router last year to just round over some timber for a small project i was working on but as the timber was 2x2 and i was using it free hand it wasn't the easiest. This got me thinking about a router table.
Fast forward several months and many projects later i am now considering making a router table. However the router i have is a 2100w Erbauer plunge.
www(dot)screwfix.com/p/erbauer-erb380rou-2100w-router-230-240v/81664]Erbauer ERB380ROU 2100W Router 230-240V | Screwfix(dot)com

Its a big ole beast and cannot but switched on instead you have to hold a push switch? Not ideal for a router table? I suppose i could gaffer tape the switch on and use a NVR?
Also upon reading several books a fixed base router seems to be the best option for a table router anyway so i was considering the following router, a Draper Expert 45368
www(dot)amazon.co.uk/dp/B00142B980/?tag=hydra0b-21&hvadid=9550933389&ref=asc_df_B00142B980]Draper Expert 45368 230-Volt 1,350-Watt Combination Router Kit: Amazon.co.uk: DIY & Tools

Any advice on what i should do!?

Longer Term when i sell a couple of the motorbikes which current fill my shed, i would like to get a table saw, drill press, thicknesser, and a bandsaw etc So i can replace a couple of Sash windows them make a new kitchen!
Anyway thats all far off at the minute but advice on what to do router wise would be good.
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Welcome, I have a switch that controls a outlet fed by a extension cord on my table,this way the router is turned on by the switch the router switch is turned on always

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I just bought one. Haven't had a chance to use it yet. Attach it to your table andgitafterit!

Note: I mounted it on the support leg for the router table extension wing on my table saw.
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Thanks for the replies!
do the routers most people use in a table have a simple on off switch on the body or a pressure switch that you have to bodge to keep it ON?
also the draper expert i linked to what do you all think of it?
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