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What are the advantages of an Over Arm Router over a Router Table?

Looks like the OA's probably have more power… (?)
 

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I have never owned one but have, over the years worked in shops that have them and if I had the room, the money, I would much prefer an overhead router over a router table for a few reasons

way faster to calibrate, set up, both the work and the tooling

you can see whats going on

more powerful

but I dont have the room nor the money
 

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Yep, I agree with Jim… The MLCS is what I'd go for… and it's ON SALE too! :) (less than $50) :)
 

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I'm thinking of the popular mechanics article is a berrtter solution. There are times I make custom moldings, and the over arm router is going to become a great tool.
 
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