First off, I have to say that this website is great for getting ideas or getting my novice questions answered, so thank you for all who contribute. I have gotten many different ideas for projects, jigs, and techniques. In fact, my project list is becoming longer and longer since I don’t have much time to devote to woodworking.
Now for my question:
I have been into woodworking for a few years now and have slowly become more inclined to take on bigger projects. Currently, I have a benchtop router table and a Craftsman fixed base router, but I want to start making end grain cutting boards and would like to cut a drain groove around the perimeter of them. Most of the posts I see about how to do this say a plunge router with a core box bit is the best for this situation. Therefore, I am wondering if I should go ahead and buy a plunge/fixed base combo router or if there is any way I could make my Craftsman fixed base router work. I am also wanting to cut circles out of plywood with a circle jig and wanted to get peoples’ opinions on which type of router would be better for this. If I would need a plunge/fixed base combo router, I am looking at the Dewalt dw618pk – it looks like it got good reviews on LJ. Thanks in advance.