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Hi Randy and welcome to the forum!

Ask ten people round here what the best router is and you're likely to get 12 answers! I suppose it might help if you could let us know what sort of work you intend to do, if this is/will be your only router and what sort of budget you'd like to set. Personally I'd go for a home-made table and my choice of router would be a 1/2in plunge router with a fine adjuster if I were limited to a single router

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Phil
 

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Randy, the best router and table are the ones you are comfortable with. Here is a big secret that companies do not want you to know: They all work! From a $60 Skil to an $850 Festool all have one thing in common; they all spin the bits. If you are just starting out the 1-1/2 hp Craftsman combo kit is a real value at about $100. This gives you a fixed base for table mounting and a plunge base for free hand work. Read the sticky thread at the top of the table mounted routing section for instructions on how to build a very useful table top. This will get you started. If you are like most of us you will end up with more than one router; BJ owns enough to start his own store!
 

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Hello, Randy, I have a nice cast iron table with some extra stuff to go with it..Also have a Porter Cable router which I bought for this table but has yet to be used ,will make Ya a good deal if interested send me a P.M. So far I would say Portet Cable is prolly My favorite router being I own 3 of them but I also have a Ridgid palm router which I really like and was lucky enough to use Today....
 

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Selling due only to space and have 2 tables... My original idea was to have 2 tables so I could work and dedicate one toa specicfic task when working on projects, but have found I really need the space more.... I have a few pictures on this da&*0^&^^(* computor and caNNOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THEM ON THIS FORUMN....Every thing that I have tried does not work, I used to move pictures all over on my work laptop, but this one for some reason will not do it...Sorry
 

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Hi Warren

It can be a PITA to post pictures sometimes, just have Randy add his email address ( to his Randy Thompson's Profile ) and you can send him the picture(s) or send them to me via.email and I will try and post them for you.. :)

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Selling due only to space and have 2 tables... My original idea was to have 2 tables so I could work and dedicate one toa specicfic task when working on projects, but have found I really need the space more.... I have a few pictures on this da&*0^&^^(* computor and caNNOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THEM ON THIS FORUMN....Every thing that I have tried does not work, I used to move pictures all over on my work laptop, but this one for some reason will not do it...Sorry
 

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Selling due only to space and have 2 tables... My original idea was to have 2 tables so I could work and dedicate one toa specicfic task when working on projects, but have found I really need the space more.... I have a few pictures on this da&*0^&^^(* computor and caNNOT FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THEM ON THIS FORUMN....Every thing that I have tried does not work, I used to move pictures all over on my work laptop, but this one for some reason will not do it...Sorry
Maybe the pictures are too large for forum requirements. If so use a photo program to resize them or save a copy for e-mail or web.
 

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Randy, I sent You some pics through e-mail let me know if recieved
 
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