Also looking for a router
My name is David and Iím looking for my first router (well sort off!). I have a Porter Cable laminate trimmer that Iíve been exploiting for the past few months. It surprisingly works well on plywood however or years Iíve been wanting a plunge/fixed router.
I plan on using the router for furniture, art, electric guitars, and also planing with a homemade jig. Just the other day I almost bought the Bosch fixed/plunge but was disappointed with the price after learning that my coupon wouldnít work. Maybe it was a good thing because I wasnít involved with this forum yet?
Anyway, I curious to learn as to what you experience wood works recommend as a first router for person with my credentials. The fixed/plunge style make a lot of sense to me but Iím not sure which brand to by. I also think 2.25 hp would be ample for me but maybe I could go less?