It seems the link is broke. I tried signing up on that site to get the info, but it won't connect to the site's database either!
This link doesn't work for me.I just came across this and thought it might be useful to those new to the router table (like me). It explains a lot of basics. I'll likely refer to this for a while as I get the hang of the table mounted routing.
Wow now you have opened a can of worms. I asked the question several years ago on what people did with a handheld router that they couldn't do with it table mounted. What I got were a few things that were the exception rather than general everyday routing. Cutting mortises were mentioned. How many mortises does the average person do? My guess is not many if so then they would buy a mortising machine and make their life easy. Making signs, Well you can't make a real sign with a handheld router you can carve letters and designs but these aren't real signs, for those reach for a CNC machine. Someone mentioned routing out stringers for stairs, Okay raise your hand if you make a lot of stairs. How about flattening boards with a ski. Well if you're at that level of woodworking I would hope that you would have the correct tools for planning wood. How about dados for cabinet shelves? Good point but how long does it take to set up guides and how difficult is it to get a router bit the exact size of the piece of wood that you want to use for the shelf? If you're doing a dado then head to the correct tool which is the table saw. So the list went on. So yes you can use the handheld router to do tasks that can't be done on a table but doing those jobs are done out of necessity and not because the handheld is the best tool for it. I think that getting by with a substitute tool only leads to exasperation and limits how far you can advance in woodworking (or any other hobby)How many have reached for the closest hardest tool such as a wrench to try and drive a nail or straighten one out? Using the router in the table is the only safe way to make molding and it's the only sure way of keeping the edge perfect and not wavy. The table is the only safe way to make rail and stile doors and the only safe way to make raised panel doors ( a table saw is even better for some types of raised panels). The table is also the only safe way to route really small pieces. Since I did my last post, several years ago, on using the table-mounted router I haven't removed it more than once or maybe twice and I can't remember why I removed it. Maybe I haven't removed it I don't know. But for those that use a handheld let me know what for. I honestly have no use for the handheld features.You will find that there is a great deal more that can be achieved when the router is taken out of the table and used in the plunge mode