I recently purchased the Hitachi M12V2 15 Amp 3-1/4 hp Router from Amazon for only $132.49 total! I was saving for a 3-1/4 hp router and expected to pay at least twice that. Then someone on SMC annouced this special and I jumped on it. The only problem is that I don't have a router table for it and it's killing me just sitting on the table. I need to make a decent, but cheap, router table that I can use for awhile until I save up enough money for the materials for "the ultimate table."
Does anyone have any suggestions/plans for a cheap/easy to build router table? I've never built a router table before, so I would also like some tips on mounting it. Do they make table mounting plates that work for any router or do you have to buy one specific to the brand/model you own? I like the square phenolic plates seen on The Router Workshop. They seem practical and easy to rabbet the table for easy installation. What's the best vendor for router table accessories and materials?
Thanks in advance!