As Phil says, these have been knocked out under various brand names. They are basically a copy of the very successful ELU MOF96. I've a couple, one by Enhell and another I got from Brico. The Einhell one I bought down here and have had for some years and has worked well, although I've not used it for continuous heavy work. I bought the other one because I liked the first one, the design is not bad and an extra router can be handy for jobs needing more than one cutter. It was also only 30 bucks and for occasional use will be fine. I've other routers for heavy work.
The great thing with them is that they are a very standardized design. They may not come with all the bells and whistles, but if you need them, everyone else's seem to fit. It is one of their greatest USPs, yet they never seem to mention it. I've used Ryobi micro adjustable fences, Trend guide bushes and Iskra fine depth adjustment on them and they work as if they were made for them. I also like the flat top for sitting it on when changing cutters. If I ever need bearings, I can buy them down the road.
You are going to be limited to 1/4" shank cutters, but this may not matter to you.
No-one pretends this is a heavy duty router. It isn't. But it is a good entry level machine based on a sound original design and if you find you need something heavier duty further down the line, it will still come in handy as a second machine for little jobs. The heavy duty routers are also, well, heavier and if you don't need or feel comfortable with a heavy beast, these are OK. If you decide routing is not for you later, it isn't a big investment, either.
On the other hand, you should be able to get them cheaper than that. My Einhell one cost half that and came with a dozen TCT cutters as well as a 30mm guide bush, 6mm and 8mm collets, fence dust extraction, and circle pivot, all packed in a fitted wooden box. (I picked up a couple of 1/4" collets for it in the UK very cheaply, about 5 Bucks each, as Einhell also sell Imperial ones in the UK. )
The latest one lacked the cutters and came in a cardboard box, but still had the guide bush, collets, dust extraction and fence, again for around 30 bucks. I'd look around for similar ones with other brand names from big box places. You should be able to get a better deal pricewise.
Last edited by istracpsboss; 06-13-2011 at 08:40 AM.