Great forums, tons of precious info! Been lurking / learning from the group for some time, but just registered today.. My pleasure knowing you all.
Quick intro: I am greener than green in woodworking, a 110% noob, but also 110% sure that I'll find joy in this hobby... my wife has been writing up a honey-due list as I went shoppoing for tools .. LOL. Already enrolled in 2 woodworking classes (both in January), may come out with less green (already less green in my wallet...).
I've been "fixing stuffs" around home (I did impress my 2.5 yr old) but never have really created anything.. but I know I'll enjoy this hobby, eventually. I do have some tools... - may be already too many for this noob : a Bosch Colt trimmer PE10, Bosch jig saw 1587, Ridgid TS2400, a DeWalt 703 Miter, several Bosch drivers, DeWalt drills, Makita drill .. several clamps ... anyway, I have bought a set of DW618PK last week from International Tools, due to arrive tomorrow, and am shopping for a router table.
I am leaning towards the Hartville table (I already got a 36" miter fence fomr them and I plan to moedify it into a router fence). I'll be building my own bench stand - wonlt be floor cabinet due to space. However they canont pre-drill the plate for DW618.
I like to understand the following, if I do ended buying from Hartville:
1. which router(s), if any) has the same pattern with DW618? (hoping that may be Hartville has the other hole pattern...)
2. how tricky is to properly drill the holes for mounting the DW618? Do I need some template? Where can I get one? Any other bits & pieces will I also need ?
3. Other than making sure that it will be dead center, what are the things I need to watch out for in drilling the mounting holes? Pls share some tips.
Sorry for such a long first post ...