Dave, while all name brand router combo kits will get the job done they feel very different in your hands. After comparing many different models I opted for the router that started the combo kit craze: the Bosch 1617. I found a deal on a second motor that was factory reconditioned and didn't have to switch between bases. The 1617 is an industrial quality router and all parts are available should you ever have a problem. Many forum members are very pleased with the 2-1/4 hp Craftsman combo kit. While prices vary by location so you have an idea of cost here in Detroit the Craftsman sells for about $176, the Bosch for around $219. If you want a bit more power check out the new Bosch MR23 priced around $290.
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Last edited by Mike; 08-15-2011 at 07:10 AM.