Thank you guys, all good advice
Yes my router came with a dust collector adapter but I thought that would be to be used with the plunge base. Of course I could try to install it under the table.
I also came across a youtube video showing how to build a dust collector box under that aluminium table top.... it does not look very complicated. The design require magnetic mounts and 1/2" plywood. I might aim for that as well. The co clusion is that for narrow boards it can be done either way, on top routing or using the table but in the se one case the dust collection must be done via the router insert opening from underneath. Will try that dust collector adapter that I already have. I will definitely try multiple passes.
It seems that I also need to read about router speeds and wood types .The first attempt burnt some wood/dust ..lowered the speed and I could see wood dust and debriseith natural wood color comming out of the channels and not brownish smelly stuff as before
Let me tell you the truth and maybe annoy some ignorant fanboys of a certain brand.
Plastic "Dust collector adapters" are afterthought devices and are NOT as good as Dewalt or Triton designs.
I had the Hitachi M12V with a AUD90 dust adapter purchased aftersales and installed under the table. One, it blocked some plunge movement. It has to be taken off if I wanted to use template Guides (AKA Guide Bush) or Guide Bush adapter since the screw holes were already occupied. It was not very effective.at removing dust when under the table. OK only when used portable.
So I bought the GMC R2050 2000W clone of Dewalt DW621. With two hosts connected to a Mini-cyclone sucked by a ShopVAC with HEPA filter, my table routing became extremely clean.
It grieved me that I had to take out my M12V from the table just because of Dust collection "defects". So I altered the base of GMC R2050 2000W to be able to accept the sets of guide bushes I already bought for the Hitachi M12V..
Never enclose the router in a box to remove dust. Routers need fresh air sucked in by its own fan to cool the motor or it will burn up,
The Hitach M12V is very accurate router and I still use it to cut Kitchen bench top and sink holes etc and to make jigs and plane slabs.