I have the Incra 25" LS Supersystem with the Incra Mast-R-Lift and have made my own router table and I'd be happy to answer any questions you may have about that combination. You can see pictures of it in my gallery. In short, I love it. My cabinet is under design and it'll soon be under construction.
TwoSkies57 (Bill) has the Incra LS Supersystem with the PRLv2 and has made his own RT and cabinet. He has pictures of it in his gallery and I'm sure he'd be willing to answer any questions you may have on that one.
That said, your post's title refers to a "portable" RT. While Bills table is on casters and mine will be, I'd not consider them "portable". My table is 30"x52" and, when complete, will weigh in at between 200 and 300 lbs. Easily rolled, yes. Portable? That depends upon your definition.
BJ's hit it dead-on in terms of "just adding one more thing" or "one more table" in routing. As a hobbyist it is more of a journey than a destination.
I have already added a second (plunge) router to my table (sharing the Incra) for cuts a router in a lift don't do well and a pin router head to mine. Bill has added a Jessem Mite-R-Slide to his Incra. Heck, I've even considered adding a Kreg Klamping system to the top!
In the future I'll likely add horizontal routing (in this or another table) and possibly a truly "portable" table. For that one I'd definitely go with the Oak Park (www.oak-park.com
) design, likely buying their "kit" and building my own from their design.
The guys recommending that you start out with an Oak Park are also giving good advice. It's a very good table.
I built my own as my first real router project, with the expectation that I'd likely make another within a couple of years if I didn't like the layout. With that approach, I knew I couldn't very well go wrong.
There was another very important thing I did to guide my success. I looked at as many other people's tables as possible, comparing them and looking for features on different tables I wanted to incorporate into my own.
The *most* important and helpful thing I did to ensure my success was to ask people here for feedback on different aspects of what I was contemplating. Guys like BobJ3, HarrySin, AxylMike, TwoSkies57, Westend and many others have, combined, far more experience than I've ever seen assembled in one place and in such a way as to have discussions of the merits of different approaches. I can't say enough good on how this forum has helped me develop my skills.
Just my $0.02... (and cheap, by the word!)
I need some help..........
I can build my own RT cabinet with no issues.. and I'd Love to in a heart beat....
My thing is ..... I'm stuck, after the Cabinet......
wondering if I should.."If it's worth it Now" to invest in Buying an Incra
INCRA/Woodpeckers PRL-V2 Lift
and which INcra fench to go with.....
what would you start with...