Welcome Eric. There are two schools of thought on how to go about routing. The first is whistles and bells, you know... complex micro adjusters, T tracks mounted everywhere on a table and fence, digital router lift, you can spend all the money you can come up with this way. Bob and Rick from the Router Workshop teach that simple is better and I agree. Click the link on our home page for Oak Park. Browse through the catalog to get an idea of how to save a lot of your hard earned money. The Oak Park box joint jigs are the best on the market, and a set which includes 1/4, 3/8, and 1/2" jigs usually sells for about $50. The table is the highest quality Baltic Birch plywood and the top is covered on both sides with high pressure laminate. The table includes an 11" mounting plate drilled to fit the router you specify. You can spend more but you will not find better.
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