I am looking to buy a compact router and I am undecided on which way to go, yes, paralysis analysis, I recognize this.
Based on my research I had pretty much decided on the Bosch GKF125CEPK Kit. I like the Bosch reputation, I like the LED, cord relief, finger placement, clear round base, and other upgrades. The review at; https://www.aconcordcarpenter.com/bo...lt-router.html
was very helpful. I like the upgrades over the older Bosch PR20EVS model.
I am also looking at the Makita RT0701CX3 Kit, I like the fact that the kit is so inclusive
, I like the tilt and offset base, which I don't believe is available on the Bosch, it seems to me that even if you do not use the tilt and offset base regularly, when the specific project arises they would be handy. I do not like that Makita did not include the LED light. I have a Makita tracksaw with 39 and 55 inch rails so that also factors in to the decision to some extent.
As far as intended use, nothing specific, maybe some sign work, woodworking, household projects here and there.
I have looked at the threads in the archives and both seem well liked. I know opinions change over time and hope to get some updated input. Then there is the DeWalt which I haven't looked at in depth. It seems to be well liked too.
One of the reasons I am posting this is also to see if I overlooked some obvious considerations.
Thanks to all for any help.
Edit To Add; Forgot to mention, I have a full size Craftsman router (which I will likely replace or supplement with a full size Bosch soon), so I am buying this as my second router for smaller projects.