|Forum topic by interpim||posted 08-23-2014 04:22 PM||1652 views||0 times favorited||28 replies|
08-23-2014 04:22 PM
OK… so there are several things I want to do over the next several months to further improve the layout and efficiency in my shop, and one of the things I want to do is build a smaller router table. Currently I have a slapped together plywood box with a plastic cutting board router plate in it. I want to get something a bit smaller, and I am going to build a semi-portable wall mount table with a shop-made lift in it. I think I have decided on the router lift shown here http://www.ibuildit.ca/Workshop%20Projects/router-lift-1.html
My current router is a 10 year old 3.5HP Plunge router from Craftsman which is a beast! I want to get something a little more manageable for the lift, and I’m trying to balance cost and effectiveness.
My foray into the big box stores around me has me looking at the Ridgid Fixed based router that sells for around $180. I need you guys to help me out with some advice on what I should be looking for based on my needs, and whether or not the router I have picked is going to work for me or offer suggestions on alternatives.
This router will be exclusively used in a table
Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
-- San Diego, CA