ShopNotes Jointer table for a router?
In the ShopNotes Tools & Jigs special issue, there are plans for a jointer table that uses a horizontally mounted router. For those that haven't seen it, it's a true immitation of a jointer: infeed and outfeed tables slide on an angled surface, raising and lowering them in relation to the bit.
Is there any advantage to building and using a setup like this instead of using a spit fence system?
I'm using a split fence with shims to accomplish the same task. Or, at least I think I'm accomplishing the same task. Am I missing something, or is this a pointless project? (Neat, but pointless...)