Festool 574342 OF 1400 EQ Router - Power Routers - Amazon.com
I'm seriously considering purchasing this router as I'd like a quality plunge router .
I realize this is the mid level model and I'm wondering what I'm not getting by going with there upper models other than sheer power . I want to use both 1/4 and 1/2" bits so I see it does that .
Ergonomics seem a little strange with that handle so I was hoping some of the members could comment on using it .
I'm liking the dust control although I see a lot of companies have hookups for vacuums on there models .
I'm also hoping to find a model that provides good visibility on the bit as your working as I suppose some are better than others .
I want a router that has those guide bushings that attach to the base for different distances of cut from the bit . I see there's don't require tools to pit them on , not sure whether that's good or bad as all I usually here about are PC guide bushings.
I don't really want to exceed a grand for a router and I see they make one
I know you guys like to here specifics on requirements , but as far as I can tell it won't be for anything to heavy duty . Cutting the hole to install my router plate , rounding off desk top edges.
Basically would like to future proof myself a little bit though as I try new things
Or just bite the bullet and go with this 2200 model ? Some people are not feeling all that comfortable with the handle on the 1400 http://www.amazon.com/Festool-OF-220...Festool+router
Wow I just realized I was on amazon.com not amazon.ca.
Look at the price differance here . Ouch! http://www.amazon.ca/574354--Festool...Festool+router