Regardless of which ever craft you learn, the beginning is never easy but you tend to learn and gain more experience overtime. As you are expanding your shop and learning new things, you have probably come across the wood router, which is an extremely versatile tool, used for cutting, smoothening edges etc.
Woodwork is not an easy task, you are using either your strength or dangerous power tools and the smallest miscalculation or inaccuracy can result in the piece becoming unusable. There are a few basic tools needed for anyone just starting out, this includes a nail set, an electric drill, a claw hammer, different types of saws, a utility knife etc.
Trim routers are good for people who are just starting out as beginner with small scale jobs, as you progress, you will need bigger routers and the best router tables require more control. It can be difficult to maneuver a heavy router across wood accurately, so wood router tables came into being.
Wood router tables provide a solid base for you to place your router on and work, they also take up most of the load and make it easier for you to control the router too, making it a handy tool to have around.
The best router table will have a solid, flat top. This is very important, if your surface is not smooth enough, you cannot make precise cuts.
If you’re the surface keeps flexing then you will not be able to have precise measurements, making the piece useless. MDF is a strong and smooth material which makes for good router tables.
The best router tables have a strong base preferably made of metal. Your base should be stable and rigid. If it starts vibrating or moving about when you add weight to it, it can be dangerous given how you are handling a power tool.