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Hi, Thanks for accepting me as a member. I have limited experience in the World of Routing! Became interested again recently, when I used my Father in laws router for a little job! Hope to gain enough knowledge through reading the pertinent posts on your site, to help me choose the best router & table that I can afford. I am looking at retiring soon, so will have plenty of time to learn.:grin:
 

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Hello Iain and welcome to the forums...

About your desire to learn... We can help, as we have put together some ''light reading'' for you...
We've gathered together pertinent/relative information at this here link to help you get up and running in the world of routers... We truly hope it's very useful to you... Enjoy...
Do take some time and read the safety PDF's... PLEASE!!!
Blood and trips to the ER, we find, are very annoying... Not to mention – expensive...

We welcome all questions on about any subject you can come up w/ too....
Not only that, we excel at spending your money...

BUT WAIT!!! There's more and yur in luck... There are multiple knowledgeable members from down your way on here that will be a big help to you...

Now about that table...
we have some more browsing for ya...
ROUTER TABLES
there's more here at this link on RT's than you'll be able to digest at one sit down (or many)... Ohhhhhh, so many ways and choices...

And let's not forget this vital function you won't be able to do w/o......
DUST COLLECTION
There is some, okay, a lot of information on dust collection w/ your health primarily in mind at this here link because beyond a doubt you will need it... Besides, who likes to wallow in a mess???...
 

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Welcome Iain, you have come to the right place to learn the finer points re routers & woodwork. Most of the members here have forgotten more than I will ever know.Enjoy the ride. JamesJJ777746
 

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Hello Iain...welcome to the Forum...There is more info and knowledgeable people here than any other place...ask questions, you'll get lots of help.

...and I'm sure we will help you spend your money...wisely, of course...:grin:

Before you buy, ask here something like "which router should I buy"...you'll get plenty of answers from folks with experiences with multiple routers.
 
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Welcome aboard Iain. I think you'll find plenty of information and help where and when needed. The tools themselves will be dependent on your location and power requirements. As for the table, maybe consider building one? There are a ton of plans out there and many work extremely well. I went this route but did buy the fence and top. You can do it all or just some but either way it makes it personal. Just a thought.
 

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Hi Iain and welcome. For a table router you need at least 1200 watts power. Many routers have above the table adjustability which means you don't need to reach under the table and spin a knob to adjust the height. You will still need to be able to reach under to lock and unlock the clamp that holds the router height in place.Most of us built our own tables and there are hundreds to thousands of posts and pictures on those you can find by clicking on the large Routerforums logo and going to the home page and looking for the router table sub forum.
 
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Welcome to the Router Forums Iain.
 
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Welcome to the forum Iain.
 

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G'day Iain, welcome to the forum, from the Big Island....
 
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