What's everybody using in their router tables? Also, what do you like - or hate - about it?
I've been using an Hitachi M12V - with a Router Raizer - for about the past five or six years, and while it's got plenty of power, and good speed control, it does have several problems.
I just finished taking it apart to clean and re-lube the plunge mechanism because, once again, it's sticking and won't adjust.
Also, changing bits is a pain, since it uses one wrench and a spring-loaded holding mechanism. I do have the 'bent wrench' accessory wrench which makes it a little bit easier, but it's still a problem.
It's getting to be replacement time, so what I want is a ~3 hp router, with soft start and variable speed; table top adjustment; easy, above-the-table, bit changing; and a mouth opening that will accept up to a 3½" panel raising bit. Price is always a criteria, but $300 or so is not out of the question.
Okay folks, help me decide on a new router for the table!