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Im looking to purchase a router and a router lift for a table mounted set up

Can any suggest a router best suited for a table
I have 3 Makitas but they plug up with sawdust easy and are not easy to change the bits Id like to have between a 2 horse and 2 1/2 horse motor
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Im looking to purchase a router and a router lift for a table mounted set up

Can any suggest a router best suited for a table
I have 3 Makitas but they plug up with sawdust easy and are not easy to change the bits Id like to have between a 2 horse and 2 1/2 horse motor
Love to have suggestions

Thank You All

Steve
Hi Steve, welcome to the forum.
I'm sure you going to get plenty of opinions on that one.
So, here's mine. I've got the small Freud 1700 in my table, no lift. You can get above table bit changes and bit adjustments from above the table with it. The nice feature is the price, at least right now. Recon fixed bases are going for around $100.

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I only own a Triton so far, it works great, spindle auto-locks when raised for ONE wrench use. My table fence has a dust port along with one on the router. Dislikes- most aftermarket toys are for porter cable.

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On second thought I have a question for you also. keep in mind Im new to sawdust manufacturing. What table setup? are you going to use a lift and only need a motor? are you thinking of a plunge with thru table adj.?

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not going to use a plunger router want a fixed base for router table
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Hello Steve
Welcome to the Router Forum! You might check with Sears, They have the Red top router, and they sell for around $ 125.00 . They are mentioned in a couple of magazines as a good buy . Others are also noted, but Craftsman is a great buy. two bases, soft start, The motor can be changed between the bases I have one thats not the red top, and i really like mine. Just my opinion! Ad for the table, http://www.oak-park.com/ is a great buy. Motor lifts out and is easily to adjust, or exchange router. Has a built in dust attachment

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If all you're looking for is a fixed base router, then look at PC or the craftsmen. Some might even recommend the Bosch.

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