Not even close. One of the few routers with DX as good as the Festools is the deWalt DW621/DW622. For table use, though, it shouldn't make a difference because the table extraction system is what counts
I was more thinking about for edge routing, as I am going to dedicate my PC 690 twins to dovetailing and flush trimming.
I am thinking this forum is dangerous, as I bought a 1617EVS on new years day, put it in the table and have been running ti every day since, very pleased.
Thinking of re-arranging my shop and adding a PC 7815, as I am wanting to build a bunch of passage doors in my shop.
It is a sad thing when routers become as addictive as hand planes...
Still thinking I would like the smaller of the Festool routers for mortises and edge work-
The FT router has outstanding dust collection, I love the plunge mechanism, and the balance in my hands is the best of any router that I have tested.
So slowly over the next couple of years I want to add at least two more routers. the 1617 EVS came at the right time because it is $150 cheaper than the PC 7518 and I am needing to build a second work bench.
As I said in the intro section, I share my shop with a friend of my son who builds guitars and we are frequently doing work at the same time, both using a lot of hand tools. The $150 I did not send to PC will be sent to lee valley for a twin screw 24 inch vise.