Good Afternoon to all of you. thank you for your reply. Here in the Philippines, we have Bosch, Hitachi, Maktec, Makita, Aeg and lots more, but less brands or let us say, no brands that from U.S i think(i maybe mistaken) hehe, more of Asian brands, maybe its the price. Here in the Philippines, they say makita is the best. I havent bought makita yet since its quite pricey, hehe, i do have maktec mt-150 uses 1/2"shank.
Am sorry for late reply, am busy since i went to cross borders for cabinetry installation. My usage of router is not the same as most of you guys, hehe, my usage are more on cleaning the edges of MDF or Particle boards. I installed some modular cabinetry works here just for fun or hobby. Am an Architect, i like exploring design in cabinetry. But am not personally handhelding the router. hehe. i have worker doing it for me. but am planning to add another set of tools, one router and circular saw.
Am not sure i can purchase powertools in U.S. since our voltage here is 220volts. hehe.
Our sales person here in the philippines always specifically inform buyers not to use portable router and portable circular saw as table mounted since they are not design for table saw and table router, warranties will be void. Is it true? And the tools will easily damage, they advise me to buy table saw instead that are gear type with motors and pulley, as they say its less maintenance, no carbonbrush