I was looking for a 1.25hp router like the 611. I need 3 all the same for my current project. Noticed that Makita makes a great 1.25hp trimmer for $99. Then I saw a Performax 1.25hp trimmer at Menards for $69. Variable speed, LED light, Speed sensing, and accessories. The Performax looks exactly like the Makita which gets good reviews around the web. They must come off the same factory line. Then I saw an MLCS router of the exact same design only at 1hp for $69.
I've got 3 of the Performax from menards coming. Half the price of the Dewalt, although not coming with the plunge base. I'll let you know if they are junk.