Hi there. I am 82 years young and have been trying to do woodworking for the last 16 years. I started with an old Sears 1/4" router and an ol Black n Decker plunge 1/4" router,did real well until the Sears fell off the workbench and pulled the cord loose.Got a new sears and gave the old one to my Grandson who got it repaired. Still use the B&D plunge.I make cabinets, picture frames, wagons and toys for my grand and greatgrand kids, and other projects for our family. I retired from the Navy in 1962 and then taught High School until 1988.My one Son, five grandchildren and I built the house we are living in.