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Hello everyone,
I am an amateur in woodworking, and have already built a modest place in my garage, I dream of building a barn in my backyard so I can retire there.
However, though I have a small new router of 1 1/4 HP hand held, but I need a bigger one that I can mount under a router table and to be adjusted from atop. I think that I am fixated on the Milwaukee 5625-20 3-1/2 Max HP Fixed-Base.
I do not have that experience in routers so I am seeking your help to advise me what to get?. just bare in mind that I intend to use it for household stuff, tables, cupboards chairs and what have you here and there.

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The big Milwaukee is a good choice for table mounting. I found that the rubber gasket designed to keep dust out of the adjustment mechanism had a tendency to jamb the adjustment wrench in the table. Easy fix: just lift it out before attaching your mounting plate.
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Hi Nazarene welcome to the forum

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Hi Nazarene and welcome. There are some jobs that can only be done well and safely with a plunge router. A number of the plunges available in that size range have the ability to be adjusted from above the table built into them, including the Milwaukee. I would suggest getting a big plunge router instead of a fixed. A plunge will do any job a fixed router will do but it doesn't work the other way around.

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Welcome to the forum.

I always recommend the Triton TRA001 for table mounting. Height and cutter changes can be done from above the table without the expense of a router lift.

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Welcome to the forum Nazarene.

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