I am in a similar situation, wanting to "up my game" when it comes to routers. I found a nice Kreg portable router table, after-market fence, and two Kreg featherboards for 100 bucks at a pawn shop. The pawn shop had it listed on Craigslist, or I would have never seen it. That pawn shop had a bunch of routers of all kinds for very cheap, you can get some pretty nice equipment that way. I had not thought of the pawn shop before I purchased a Bosch 1617ESVPK (based on all the reading I did here!) Good buys are out there, yard and estate sales and pawn shops are just a few places to try.