I bought the Benchdog Pro and paired it up with Porter Cable's 7518 Speedmatic 15 Amp 3-1/4 HP Fixed Base 5-Speed Router, with fuel injection and turbocharger (okay, maybe the couple thins were exaggerations).
Before buying, I did a lot of reading and concluded, if price were not an issue, this was the one I wanted. Every opinion I reviewed indicated individuals were happy with their purchases.
With a remote switch installed, and speed changes aside, it can be operated entirely from above. Bit changes are a breeze and are actually quicker than on my hand held units.
This thing is built to last. and then some. You'd use it decades, then pass it on. The base plate is machined steel. One of the things that pushed me toward it. I've managed to kill three of the plastic base plates. Two just getting them level to their tables (the hold down screws were farther in than the mount screws, which allows enough pressure to crack the phenolic).
Everything was ready to go out of the box and installing the PC router was a drop in affair. Others might require an adapter.
Now that I have my table up and going, I find myself doing things, without a second thought, I would have avoided them before.
The reason I have what you want is, I never lent it out before.
Scraps are a myth.
Last edited by Dejure; 09-25-2009 at 10:59 PM.