Originally Posted by bass addict
Trying to use a fixed base like a plunge router is asking for trouble.
Nonsense. Of course, you need to know what you are doing with any tool.
Guys with lots of experience can get away with "cheating"
It is hardly cheating. The first method I described is what everyone who used a router before plunge bases became common did, and it is still common. And the second method is hardly ever used because it is almost never necessary.
...I wouldn't recommend a first time DIY'er try this method.
Fair enough. We all have our own comfort levels. If you are not comfortable, use a plunge base.
FWIW I would recommend against using glue. You might glue you hand to your face. Edited by Colm - 5/31/13 at 12:57pm