Dedicated Router For Table?
Sometime down the road I plan on mounting a router to my router table and leaving it there. Currently I'm using a fixed/plunge router combo set which means I'm constantly moving the motor from one base to the other.
My question is this, do I really need a router with a rating of 3HP or more or can I just get away with buying another motor for the set I now have which is 1¾HP? I can see some obvious advantages to the larger router but for about half the money an extra motor may accomplish what I want. So, is there a distinct advantage for the average hobbyist to have one of those big boys or is it just a Tim Allen thing?