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#1 posted 06-15-2012 03:54 PM

I’m afraid my router and table are stored under the bench. I barely have room for the tools I use daily in my garage. I just added a jointer and if I can make some room, I plan to add a planer this or next week. I guess I could use my planer and router on the same table when I build one.
For any tool you buy, you just need to ask yourself what you will be doing and is this the right tool for that job. So many woodworkers just try and get the most expensive best reviewed tool on the market and end up with a shop full of nice tools that never get used. Get the router you need for what you plan to do.
I went with the PC combo with the table. It’s a 2.5 HP and it will do anything I want, but it’s not a plunge. For plunge routing I prefer something small like for end-overs. If you make jigs for larger boards you might want to find a router with a square base. There are a million little subtleties to tool buying.

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