I don't believe that The Ryobi is connected to that place. It talks about recognizing by the collar .
in Hong Kong really is the owner of Ryobi, Milwaukee and AEG Power Tools. AEG Power Tools was formerly owned by Atlas-Copco and they both used to sell a version of the Casals/Freud OF2000e. When the Russians (Interskol) bought Felisatti and Casals/Freud a few years back that all changed. Since then we've not been able to get a Freud 3000 or 1700 over here for love nor money. They're listed but there's never any stock.
Because the Freud fixed base can't be had here one of the few alternatives is this AEG (and a Bosch which is priced in orbit). Ryobi Europe actually don't list a fixed base router and the MKF1400, the one I'm asking about, looks nothing like the only fixed base Ryobi I've seen recently, the R163K
. That's why I'm asking if it could be an older (?) Milwaukee model which has been resurrected and warmed over, or if it's just another Ryobi model.