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I am located in The Netherlands so my router choices are limited compared to the U.S. I would like to buy a 2.25 HP table router with above table adjustments. Can someone recommend any good choices?

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The obvious choices seem to be between the Tritons in big and smaller sizes and the Trend T11. The only American-style multi-base router available here to my knowledge is the Bosch GMF1400CE. Any of the US posters care to identify what that's called ion the USA? Milwaukee Europe don't list routers, Flex (the Porter-Cable company in Germany) no longer list routers (in any case they only did the plungers) and deWalt don't yet import fixed base routers. Same goes for Hitachi and Makita (with the exception of the ancient 3601B). This isn't a comprehensive list and is of necessity anglo-centric....

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CMT which is the same as Triton.
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Thank you. How about Metabo? I found that brand is available here but I never heard of it.
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Metabo are reasonable industrial quality but I've no specific experience of them.

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Thank you. How about Metabo? I found that brand is available here but I never heard of it.
The 1/2in Metabo plunge router (the OFE1812) is made by Felisatti (as the R246) with a few minor differences. Frankly there are better value 1/2in plunge routers out there, and in any case it doesn't have above table height adjustment. You could always try the Freud FT3000 which does meet your requirements

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Phil's link takes you to Freud's US site which talks of 1/4" and 1/2" collets. In Holland you'll likely need an 8mm collet too.

I tried both the UK and Italian sites to check availability of one to a European spec, without finding that router, which makes me wonder if it is only sold in North America.

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Most of the routers over the pond have that funny plug on them unlike the ones in the states that are setup for 110 volts.

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Phil's link takes you to Freud's US site which talks of 1/4" and 1/2" collets. In Holland you'll likely need an 8mm collet too.

I tried both the UK and Italian sites to check availability of one to a European spec, without finding that router, which makes me wonder if it is only sold in North America.

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I tried both the UK and Italian sites to check availability of one to a European spec, without finding that router, which makes me wonder if it is only sold in North America.
Sorry about that, Peter. I have seen them on eBay UK a couple of times but I don't recall if they were 110volt or 230 volt - according to Freud UK's web site they were launched here on 30 March 2007....... Perhaps it's been withdrawn for some reason. If the collet is the same as the FT2000 (which I think it might well be) then Trend can supply an 8mm collet (FR/8)

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