Welcome to the forum,sofasurfer! I have to tell you that if you can find a good deal, that January is a good time to buy. I have a Craftsman and It is a nice set-up. I also have a 5 year old Ryobi with the D-handle, standard, and plunge bases. I have found them to work very well for me. Only complaint is a little hard how to change bases. 1/2 in. model, that stays on the table saw plate, for now. Lots of good routers out there, You can search, and see them on the forum. If you would post a name, and location, it will be much easier to keep tabs on each other a bit easier!
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