Hi - That's a nice little router but, IMO, not the most table friendly. The issue I have with table mounting it is if the fixed base is installed in the table, the motor must be rotated to adjust the bit depth. I don't think it will do above table bit changes either. I just use mine hand held and usually pull it out of the base to change bits because there is no shaft lock (two wrench system). A router raiser may work with the plunge base, I'm not sure.I have a Hitachi M12VC 2.25HP router that I think I want to use as a dedicated router in a router table. Are there are prebuilt router tables that won't break the bank or am I better off making my own?
If I make my own does anyone make a lift for this router?
That Craftsman I linked to has a built in lift that will adjust above the table... $80 for the fixed base. The plunge base on that router doesn't do above table so the fixed kit only would be what you want. Power is roughly the same as for the Hitachi. There are several other routers suitable but I don't know of any for less $$. Bosch 1617 is a good choice but just about 2X the cost. :smile:If I were to keep the Hitachi for handheld routing what are some of the better routers to use to mount to a table?