Sorry to read about the passing, There are many fine routers out there today, and it's one of those things that You have to decide Yourself. The added bases to a router is ideal way to go. I have the Ryobi router with the extra bases, d handle, fixed base, and the plunge base. It is the one that Sears had for a while, and it's been great. You will hear many different routers to buy, and I guess in the end, it's where Your led to go. I wish You a good find. One thing to mention, It could be a bad set of brushes, or a loose wire, or old age.
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