Butch... tell us a little bit about the operations you have performed with your router that didn't work out so well. Using a hand router, router in a table, plunging, bits you were using etc. ? Then maybe we can help you out here... The router is to good of a tool to be collecting dust. There are so many ops I would rather do on a router table than any other way. We will get you headed in the right direction with just a little info!