True, you can easily have >$1000 tied up in a router table! I debated getting a small shaper but the issue is the cost of cutterheads. You're not going to buy a one off bit on Amazon for 15 bucks, that's for sure.I think this is another case of budget vs best. By the time you have the best you might as well look into shapers and have better..
I talked to a buddy last night who says they are swamped in remodels and deck builds. Cabinet shops are over loaded which means shapers would be hard to get., but if it slows down.?
Yes, plunge routers are not meant for under the table mounting because if this very issue. Get a different router with both a fixed and a plunge base in a kit OR just but a fixed base unit. Router tables perform BEST when the router is mounted in a lift which can be easily adjusted for depth from te top of the table.I am putting together a router table for my Ryobi 1800w plunge router. Any suggestions on the easiest way to remove the springs so I don't have to fight them every time I want to make a depth adjustment.