Well, my problems are compounded. I would like to move my router between a horizontal and a vertical router and be able to set the dept from the top.
You're going to have to more clearly define a horizontal and a vertical router. For example, I would interpret what you're saying as a normal table for horizontal, and a vertical table (where the routing surface is vertical.)
Alternatively, horizontal could mean a standard table like OakPark's and vertical would mean hand held or ski/shii mounted.
So far I have built a cheap horizontal router and I have a Sear router table. To move the routers I have to unscrew the units-and it take a long time. The logical thing would be to have a router combo kit. I also want a router that can be set from the top of the table. Do you know if anybody makes this?
I basically am using the router to build furniture and kitchen cabinets. One think I know is that I need to be able to attach feather boards to the fence. With my Sears router I was using C clamps to do this. I also know I need a coping sled. So I guess if I build a table I need to start with a new router combo set and a plate.
Standard objectives. Just about everyone here has that in mind. If you go with the Oak Park method, a featherboard fence is a simple tall fence. Mine has right angle braces but that's not mandatory. Joint a piece of 2x8 and clamp it to the table. Add featherboards and away you go.
My dream would be to have a vertical and horizontal router in one unit. So here are my questions:
1) Who makes combo set that I can adjust from the top.
2) What base plate do I buy?
3) Does anybody have plans for my dream router table?
You don't want a combo set. You want a good heavy >3HP plunge router with interchangable baseplates. Next, you want to create a "router station" where you put all of your baseplates, mounting screws, centering jigs, bits etc. Setup your router and move it to your table. The OakPark doesn't need top adjustment. You pull the whole thing out of the table. Bit changes, depth adjustments etc. take a fraction of the time most other systems take.
Just a start.