Hmm, I've been looking to build a new table. I have a question about this design: What are the tradeoffs to mounting the router in the cabinet as opposed to mounting it on the insert? I like the idea of being able to lift the table top to get at the router unhindered. Also my DW625 is a bit height challenged when mounted to the insert in that when properly inserted some bits cannot be raised high enough without a collet extender, which I really would rather not use if at all possible. I am assuming I could removed the plunger and get some of this distance back. So what is the verdict; is there a downside to mounting the router inside the cabinet like this?
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