I originally started my project using a 400W spindle bought on ebay. Unfortunately it proved to be a cheap (or defective) product and returning it seems awfully expensive. That said I think I am going to buy one of these two: Bosch 1617: http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-1617EVS-2-1-Variable-Speed-Router/dp/B00004TKHV/ Porter-Cable 892: http://www.amazon.com/PORTER-CABLE-892-2-1-4-Horsepower-Router/dp/B0000DCBK0/ Any word of advice? Are these too heavy for the OX? Bonus point, how can I recycle the 400W Spindle? It works, it just has a lot of run off.