I am recently medically retired and have decided to take up woodworking as a hobby. Although I am starting late in life I want to learn as much as I can. I have recently purchased several items for my shop, mostly low end power tools so that I can learn. I currently have a power miter saw, a table saw, a band saw, and a drill press. The next item I am going to purchase is a router and I really don't know much about them. I am looking at Dewalt and Porter Cable , 2 Hp + and want a combination base; fixed and plunge. Then I will have to learn what bits to get and how to use it. I hope I can learn alot from the forums so that I can utilize the router safely and properly.