I have a small (10 X 12) workshop so space is at a premium and I like to get multi-function tools when possible. I want to be able to true edges of small stock (say up to 6" X 1") so they are as straight as possible. (Surface planing or thicknessing isn't a requirement for me.) I was thinking of getting a benchtop jointer/planer but then I wondered about a router table instead. The question is whether I will get an edge as clean and true using a straight router bit and a long fence as I will with the jointer. If I can then I'll get the table and have the routing capabilty as well as the edge planing function.
Is there anything special about the setting up of the table for what I want to do?