This may be a stupid question but what kind of router base is the best
for a router table? A fixed-base or a plunge-base? I see advantages
and disadvantages to both.
Being an every-other-weekend-or-so-warrior, I am going to be using the
table much less often than most folks here, and I don't know if that
makes a difference or not.
I only have a cheapie router table where I need to screw the router
underneath and it's a pain to change the bits. I was thinking of
purchasing a wrench that is bent to change them but am also in the
market for a new router as my old, fixed-base thing is starting to
make some interesting noises recently.
That was when I thought, maybe,a plunge router would enable me to
possibly to raise the collet enough to change bits above the hole in
the table instead of twisting every which way underneath or taking the
I know there are oodles of neat gadgets for the router table to make
my life easier but I don't use it enough to justify the cost--at least
until the disease takes complete hold of me!