Looking for a first router
I'm looking for a router to use for speaker cabinet building. It would be mainly for mdf, but in the future I might try plywood. I came across the 17543 fixed/plunge combo when at Sears and was initially scared off by some of the bad reviews at Sears' website. I found these forums and saw that it seems to be viewed as quite a good router for the price, currently $79 on clearance. I'm wondering if it will do everything I need though. I'd rather not have to buy a second/third router down the line although that wouldn't be the end of the world. I'd be using it for routing circles to flush mount drivers, rabbets, and roundovers. What I'm not sure of are the roundovers. For speaker cabinet roundovers, bigger is better for acoustical reasons. I'd like to work my way up to doing 1" radius roundovers or even bigger. I'd found some posts with reservations about the 17543's min. speed of 12000 rpm with really large bits. If I make a bunch of passes removing just a bit of material each time would the 17543 be able to handle this?