I have owned a King Tools router for several years now and it looks very similar to this. I paid $99 cdn back then. I will admit to not using it frequently but when I did I had no issues with it. I bought it to hopefully mount it in a New Yankee Workshop style router table. This much power should allow me to use my Freud door panel bit set that I intend to use. The thing with inexpensive tools is, if you will use them daily or for work on a frequent basis, then you should not buy this. If this doesn't work the way I hope, I will buy a Triton I think. Many members highly recomend them.