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I'm considering the "Veritas" router table system from Lee Valley Tools. Any recommendations as to the best router to use with this set-up? Thanks in advance.
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That depends, are you going to use the router in the table only. Will you be using a router lift, if so what type.


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That depends, are you going to use the router in the table only. Will you be using a router lift, if so what type.
This router will be dedicated for the "Veritas Table system" from Lee Valley. I doubt that a lift will be used.
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Looking on the Lee Valley site they show the router being used as the Hitachi 3.5 hp model.

IMO I'd look for a router that is plunge and comes as high as possible to the base for ease of changing bits.


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[QUOTE=ejant]Looking on the Lee Valley site they show the router being used as the Hitachi 3.5 hp model.

IMO I'd look for a router that is plunge and comes as high as possible to the base for ease of changing bits.[/QUOTE
How do you regard Bosch or PC. Price will have nothing to do with my purchase. First and Foremost IS QUALITY. I will appreciate your suggestions.
Thank You Very Much.
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I have a Bosch 2.5 pulunge and don't like it because of the tightness around the baseplate.
The routers I use the most are a PC 7581 it is basically just a moter as the whole base was remove and is in an Incra table w/twin leanear fence.
In the router workshop table I use a Dewlt 625.
Both of these get a lot of use and I guess i like them equally.

I have the hitachi also and it is set up with the large hole router workshop plate and for a hand held i use a Fien.

The Fien is an excellent hand held router.


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I have a Bosch 2.5 pulunge and don't like it because of the tightness around the baseplate.
The routers I use the most are a PC 7581 it is basically just a moter as the whole base was remove and is in an Incra table w/twin leanear fence.
In the router workshop table I use a Dewlt 625.
Both of these get a lot of use and I guess i like them equally.

I have the hitachi also and it is set up with the large hole router workshop plate and for a hand held i use a Fien.

The Fien is an excellent hand held router.
Thanks for the information. I will check out the PC as well as the DeWalt to see which one feels best and go from there. Once again, Thanks a Lot.
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The router I use is the Porter Cable 7518. It seem to be quite popular as a table mounted router. I find the height adjustment to be easier than a plunge base like the 7539. I am not using any lift accessory with my table. Although I don't have one, my other choice would be the Hitachi 3 1/2 hp model.
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Wow, an 8 year old post resurected. When using a plunge router in a table the springs should be removed for ease of use, unless it is the Bosch 1619 which has a plunge lock out feature for table use. The 1619 has the largest base opening and the most plunge depth of the 3-1/4 hp models.

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