Router Horse Power Dilemma
I have two Bosch 1617 routers, one with a plunge base, the other on a table. I believe they are 2.25 HP. Here's my dilemma. I just purchased a new router table from Woodpeckers. As part of this purchase, I got a lift as well. Woodpeckers makes two lift sizes, the SW350 which I purchased and the SW420. The SW350 can only accomodate 3.5" routers like my 1617s, while the SW420 can accomodate any size router. I may want to make some raised panel doors in the future. I'm not planning to start production of cabinets, just a few for a project I have in mind. Anyway, since the lift is a big investment, I'm wondering if I should look to the future and exchange my small lift for the bigger model, just in case I decide someday that I could benefit from a higher horse power router.