John, I have made it my mission to try as many routers and tables as possible so I can give good advice on the forums. Many tables are well designed, some excell at certain jobs. The best all around table I have seen is the Router Workshop table. Unfortunately it is no longer available but you can buy the plans for a few dollars and build your own version. The sticky thread at the top of this section talks about building your own inexpensive table top to the same dimensions using phenolic impregnated Baltic birch plywood. While this table top only needs a box to sit on and will work well a better choice would be to build the top from 3/4" Baltic birch plywood and then apply Formica top and bottom. This is how the factory top was made and I have many years of good use from it. You will find a link on our home page for Oak Park; order the plans from them. The plans also include a base cabinet design. This table will allow you to do just about anything you can dream up. I am building two tables now using this design with phenolic Bbp for the tops that I got on sale. I have already installed a PC 7518 using Rocklers discontinued over sized aluminum mounting plate in one of the tops. There is a poor quality image of it attached. This is a really good way to get started and worth your consideration.
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