I guys! Hope everyone is doing well. Haven't been posting stuff lately as ok right in the middle of a couple projects. But anyway, yesterday ( the 23rd) was my birthday one of the presents my grandparents bought me was this 1 3/4 horse craftsman plunge router!!!!! I'm already in love with it and this thing rocks! 1/4 and 1/2 shanks Variable speed, LED work lights, slow start up. It's awesome.....to me. So I kinda wanted to show it off kinda wanted some opinions and really have a couple solid questions. I'm used to using fixed base routers both free hand and under a table. how much difference is there truly between fixed and plunge? I've read a lot of stuff about it but I want to know from people who can give me a down to earth woodworker to woodworker response not someone writing an article for Sears or lowes. Question 2 with this being a plunge router is it possible for me to mount it under a table? I believe a Christmas gift is coming that will be A router table, I have a fixed base porter-cable that I love to death but it's age is getting up there and I'm not sure if I would be Abel to secure it. So is it possible for me to use a plunge under a table?? And following that. Can you buy just the fixed base? That would be ideal as I could just mount the fixed base to the table and interchange it when needed. Final question. Is this router practical for the way I plan to use it? Under a table and perhaps in a dovetail jig. I'm keeping it no matter what. But I'm just curios. My parents also got me this $100 gift card to lowes which I'm sure will go to good use be it bits a fixed base or whatever. Thanks so much guys! I would love to hear your thoughts!!!
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