Originally Posted by bobj3
. . . and then the hand base type can't plunge, so if you only have the money for one go with the plunge...like you have...
Actually -- you can make plunge cuts with a fixed base router - done it hundreds of times
- just not quite as easy as with a plunge router.
The handy thing I have realized about a plunge router
(having just bought my first one)
If you decide you would rather be using a fixed base -
- just set your depth first - then lock the legs --
BINGO -- you have a fixed base.
Bottom line-- I agree with BJ -- you made a good choice.
Now its just a matter of learing what all you and the tool can do together.
As for accuracy -- I dont particularly trust the dial on any tool.
Use brass spacers or some other measurement tool to set the depth.
Accuracy then isn't dependent on the tool.
Just my .02 -- your mileage may vary