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Hello to all. I have been lurking here and absorbing the wisdom available. It is nice that new guys like me can profit from experienced guys who are willing to help. Never had the time for woodworking when working so am getting the sawdust flying now that I am retired.

I recently purchased a router table (a Bench Dog 40-001 ProTop Contractor Benchtop Router Table) after reading some good reviews. I have a Skil 1825 router that I plan to use with it. I have not mounted the router yet and was wondering whether it was best to use the fixed base or the plunge base when mounting (or does it make a difference)?

Thanks ahead for any thoughts you might have on the subject.

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HI Al

I would suggest using the standard base in the router table and use the plunge base for hand router jobs...
It's a little bit hard to adjust the plunge setup in the router table, you are always pushing the springs down but in the router table it backwards so to speak..


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Hello to all. I have been lurking here and absorbing the wisdom available. It is nice that new guys like me can profit from experienced guys who are willing to help. Never had the time for woodworking when working so am getting the sawdust flying now that I am retired.

I recently purchased a router table (a Bench Dog 40-001 ProTop Contractor Benchtop Router Table) after reading some good reviews. I have a Skil 1825 router that I plan to use with it. I have not mounted the router yet and was wondering whether it was best to use the fixed base or the plunge base when mounting (or does it make a difference)?

Thanks ahead for any thoughts you might have on the subject.

Al



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Hello to all. I have been lurking here and absorbing the wisdom available. It is nice that new guys like me can profit from experienced guys who are willing to help. Never had the time for woodworking when working so am getting the sawdust flying now that I am retired.

I recently purchased a router table (a Bench Dog 40-001 ProTop Contractor Benchtop Router Table) after reading some good reviews. I have a Skil 1825 router that I plan to use with it. I have not mounted the router yet and was wondering whether it was best to use the fixed base or the plunge base when mounting (or does it make a difference)?

Thanks ahead for any thoughts you might have on the subject.

Al
I agree with Bob, use fix base in table. Does you router have a lift kit/excess? Most allow to adjust height through small opening on router plate.



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Greetings Al and welcome to the forum, gotta go with BJ, use the fixes and keep the other for hand routing. When you get it all lashed up and your 10 post let's see some pics. 10 pics aren't hard, just say hi to everyone one at a time.

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Thanks for the advice. I did use the fixed base and attached it directly to the table. It seems to be working just fine so far. I do not have a lift kit so I will have to adjust the router from below, but this will be OK for what I will be doing for a while anyway. Thanks again - very useful forum just filled with knowledgeable folks.
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