The Colt has all the power you will need, it's true it's not a real work horse but most of the time you don't need a tank of a router to do most jobs .
It's light and can be used for many router jobs ,in a router table or a hand router jobs..
It's true it can only take on 1/4" shank bits but that good for most jobs.
Now if you want to make cabinets and panel doors it's to small but if you want to round over a edge or make boxes with dovetail joints it's the one to select..
As far as a router table it can be just about anything you have around like a apple box, to turn in on it's side and you have a router cabinet, it's that simple..
As far as a fence it can also be just about anything you have in basement shop
,like a nice true board with a hole in it for the router bit to spin free..
As you can see I like the Colt,I like to use it for the box joints and the dovetails joints with the OP box jigs and the Inca dovetail setup..you don't need alot of power to do both jobs..but you want a router that has a VS control device and one that will run true every time you fire it up..they don't come with a plunge router base but you can over come that with a easy rework..and a PC base but most of the time you will not need one.
I am new to this forum. I live full time in an RV and have no other home. I woodwork out of the basement of the RV using a Proxxon table saw and various other very small tool.
I do alot of picture frames, clocks, shadow boxes, etc and work in oak alot.
I would like to have a small table router to do some shaping and slots etc.
I decided against the Proxxon wood shaper based on cost, accuracy of the fences and low power.
I want the precision of a fence like Freud micro, and more power than a Dremel....not a fan of Dremel.
I would like to build the table to keep the size down and looked at Bosch Colt as a possible under the table mount. Called Bosch and they said DO NOT DO IT....dangerous, wouldn't get accurate cuts etc.
So any suggestions....I want a table mounted small router setup that doesn't take up alot of space and has accurate fence...
Any suggestions.... I can build the table my self if I have to... and
by the why....HI