I have a few things in common in woodworkers who are also Parents. First cash flow goes several directions and the workshop is not the top of the list and second because of this we either purchase quality tools in which you have a limited tool set or purchase on the cheap in which as in my case you quickly realize you need to upgrade. I find myself in this situation and after thinking on it I realized the tool I needed to upgrade was my router table. This was for two reasons first other than my table saw and compound miter saw I use it the most and second when I started wood working I purchased it on a whim because my father mentioned he always thought they were cool and wanted one so I ended up with a cheap HF model (yes I know hissss). Anyway I purchased the Bosh RA1181 table and after putting it together could slap myself for the first table I purchased. I thought about building a router table but honestly I only have so much time in my shop and prefer to work on other things. I do plan on building in the future. The only problem is that with coaching to of my daughters softball I haven’t gotten to use it yet and the router I have only has a 1/4 collet so I will want to purchase a new router.
-- so a bear and a rabbit are sitting on a log