Hi Everyone! I wasn't sure if I should post this here or under table mounted routers but assuming almost no one mounts this little guy I opted to put it here where more people who own one would see it.
I'm new to routers and trying to figure out how to get the most bang for my buck
I make small projects: picture frames, plaques, surrounds for scroll saw projects, kids toys, little boxes (you get the idea, I'm not doing anything heavy duty at all... most of my projects are with pine/aspen/poplar)
I'd like a small router for rounding some edges, and cutting rabbets for frames. Picking them up and seeing how they feel, along with watching videos, has led me to the Dewalt 611 kit. I think it would suit my needs very nicely.... I could probably get by with one of the Craftsman or Ryobi table kits for under $100 but I'd like the option of having the plunge base and all the little features of the Dewalt. That said I'd also still like a small table for running thin pieces for photo frames etc.
I saw the table top from Rockler but I'd really prefer something a bit more bench top table and not table top that needs to be clamped. Can I use any of the small tables you can find at HD/Lowes (Ryobi, Skil, Bosch, etc) with the Dewalt 611? I assume none of them are predrilled for it but would I be able to do that myself w/o too much trouble? I saw that Dewalt also makes a separate round base, maybe some how using that? I'm not confident enough yet to attempt to build my own so something off the shelf would work best for now.
Thank you for any recommendations.