Hi Ralmand, further to my previous post referred to by Bob,In my opinion it is intended to have a router permanently fitted because it is VERY heavy to raise the top. To change cutters I peep through the small gap between the table and the stand and with a little practice changing cutters is very quick. Other than my objections to the "swish" looking fence which I found to be of little use, the wide sliding front section lends itself to all kinds of jigs, in short, once I had made a new fence I was very happy with it. The Shop Fox shown is obviously the same as mine, possibly the fence could be slightly different (but that wouldn't be a bad thing!) What does the W1728 cost, the one like I have under yet another name costs $AU549.00 here in Western Australia.
Have lots of fun with which-ever table you settle on and don't forget to follow Template Toms posts on alternate methods of using the router. Harrysin