Mark, I think the best deal offered on a table right now is the Grizzly Presidents special for $106. If you want a furniture style table like the one Norm uses on the NYW check out the special offered by member Joe on the RT1000SE in our Vendor Announcements section. It is a touch over $300 but one of the best looking tables for sale with black walnut and clear maple trim. The PC 690 has been around a long time. Many forum members love them. There is a world of difference if you jump to one of the newer combo kit routers. Height adjustments are easier, many offer LED lights built in to help view the cutting area and most have a through the table height adjustment feature. The jump from 1.5 hp to 2-1/4 hp makes a very noticeable difference. My long time favorite Bosch 1617 has been reduced in price to $179 including the soft start/speed control feature. All that said, your 690 is a very serviceable router and will perform most routing operations. I would not try to spin large panel raising bits with it but other than that you should be fine.
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