Mike and Pete,
If the carriage can be locked, the Shopmight would make a great over arm pin router.
I have one (overhead pin router) and, it is great for production. Since I don't make a lot of the same items too often, as Mike said, my $$ would have been better spent on another router and a nice bit or two.
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