Alastair, the vast majority of people who buy a router motor only fit them into router lifts. Lots of people buy a Bosch 1617EVS motor so they do not need to swap between bases. There are many plans available for home built lifts, tilting router tables and more. Please be sure to post photos and comments of your set up as it will answer questions for others on the subject.
I suggested to Bosch that they should build a 1617EVSPK style version of their 1619EVS plunge only 3-1/4 hp router. Bosch quality would rapidly displace PC's lower quality 7518 as the leader in lift mounted routing. People want the precision/accuracy that Bosch delivers. Once they finally make this happen I am sure a Euro version would quickly follow.
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