Routers for Router Tables
Choose a fixed-base model over a plunge router
Pat Warner recommends five routers that work well when mounted to a router tables. In selecting these five, he evaluated adjustment mechanisms, ease of depth change, and the size of the collet, as well as a few other requirements for router-table work. Warner offers information on safety and maintenance and explains why he doesn’t like base-plate inserts.
From Fine Woodworking #142