Aside from this power tool, there are also others available in the market that you may want to also consider.
1. Porter-Cable 690LR 11-AMP Fixed-Base Router
This Porter-Cable model router uses a 1-3/4 horsepower motor and generates 27,500 revolutions per minute for more precise cuts. It is a fixed base motor that will allow you to move the motor pack between plunge and d-handle bases.
It is designed with a precision machined-aluminum motor housing and base for increased durability and efficiency. It is also has a dust-sealed switch ball-bearing construction that guard against wear and tear even on frequent and heavy duty use.
There is an under-table stop that is specially designed to keep the motor in place. For added convenience, it is built with ergonomic molded grips for comfortable handling even on long time use.
2. Dewalt DW616 1-3/4 Horsepower Fixed Base Router
With a micro-fine depth adjustment ring for a more precise adjustment in 1/64-inch increments, this speed router is powered by 11-amp motor and 1 ¾ HP which is ideal to use even through the toughest wood.
It is built with a dust-sealed switch that protect it from dust ingestion for longer switch life and a nickel-plated motor housing for smooth and long-lasting depth adjustment. And with the motor cam lock and quick-release motor latches, it makes adjustments and base changes fast and easy when you need to change tasks. For added ease in operating this router, a unique switch and cord set configuration is designed to allow you to keep the switch in either your right or left hand.
3. Bosch 1617EVS 2 ¼ HP Variable Speed Router
With a powerful motor of 12-amp and a 2.25 horsepower, and an advanced speed control technology between 8000 – 25000 RPM, any broad range wood application will be possible and easy to do. The variable speed option will allow you to choose and adjust to whichever speed that will match to your wood piece and project. And with the built in Constant Response Circuity, this router will be able to maintain your adjusted speed consistently throughout the cut, hence give you precise results.
It comes with an integrated soft startup feature that reduces torque upon start up and a smooth transition and easy handling. Other features include quick-clamp system for fast conversion between two bases, micro fine bit-depth adjustment on the base, and an advanced bit-height adjustment system to easily adjust the bit height above the router table
4. Porter-Cable 892 2 ¼ Horsepower Router
Perfect for any woodworking projects, this router features a soft-startup, a motor power of 12-amo and a 2 ¼ horsepower that makes it handy even to heavy-duty applications. It offers reliable, smooth and variety of cuts with a variable speed of 10,000 – 23,000 RPM.
It is designed with a dual-position switch that will allow you to cut power, yet still have the complete control of the router with both hands still on the rubber coated handles. It comes with a spindle-lock feature that makes bit changes easy and a durable cam lever for a quick depth adjustment and motor release.
The package comes with the router motor, fixed base, i/4 and 1/2 – inch collet, collet wrench, carrying case and an operating manual.