I'm using 2 routers.... A dewalt 621($225 us w/guide), and a milwaulkee
2.25 fixed base (170$ use) - very happy with both. If you plan on
uisng a table only, fixed base is all you need. That said, the 2 base
kits are useful. On the other hand, a second router fixes that problem
Of even greater importance, you can build a router table for yourself
for much less than you'll pay. If you want to get sophisticated it can
be costly, but you will still have the advantage of a custom built
table (making a big one isn't really any more expensive) I nade mine
from 2x4's and MDF. If you do go the homemade route, get a good plate.
I'm still experimenting with homemade plates, but the results are
so-so... There's always hope, though. DAGS or e-mail me for details.