Dee, just as a matter of interest there is a simple test. Sit the router on the bench with no cutter protruding of course, switch it on but not at the power point, now gently hold the router in such a way that if necessary you can get a firm hold on it. Switch on the power point and, if the router attempts to fly around the bench, the chances are that it does NOT have soft start, one with it has nothing like that sort of kick.
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