Rob, I have a 2 1/4 Triton mounted on my table and they also have a 3 1/4 model. These machines are made to be mounted on a table and allow above table bit changes. That way, once you have mounted the router, you don't have to remove the router to change the bits when needed. I might suggest that you clean the router with compressed air to get the dust out of the motor every once in a while. That might help a little in the longevity department. Either of these routers should have enough power to handle what you want. They run about $200 so it won't break the bank too bad.
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City where the west begins.