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I'm looking for a good first router, it needs to be able to tackle large and small jobs. Help
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A plunger, still the best compromise: DW 621.
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Hello and welcome to the forum.
Agree with Pat
plunge in the 2 hp range can do most things.

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Welcome to the forum Doug . I'm a Porter Cable guy for table routing and Festool for plunge routing but your going to hear a lot of people recommending the Bosch 1617

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Ok ,I never insulate
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Yup. Bosch 1617 EVSPK
(If anybody says 1617, this is the one they mean. There are other variations in the 1617 series. )

The EVSPK is a package deal with both a fixed and plunge base...the motor unit just pops out and installs in the other base. The 'PK' part refers to the package deal.
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I'm looking for a good first router, it needs to be able to tackle large and small jobs. Help
Bosch 1617VSRPK...
Customer Service is one of the best in industry...
and there is nothing wrong w/ reconditioned...

Factory Reconditioned Bosch 1617EVSPK-RT 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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How much money will need to spend ballpark?
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Look at the link that Stick posted.

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Doug, the 1617EVSPK is selling on Amazon for $219. There are some other items you would want with it; figure about $250. This combo kit is the one all others are based on.

And by the way, the 1617 has a straight switch and is rated at 2 hp. The 1617EVS is rated at 2.25 hp with a soft start/variable speed control built in. The PK means it is a combo kit with both the fixed base for table mounting and a plunge base for free hand work.
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How much money will need to spend ballpark?
according to the link I posted..
164$... free shipping and no taxes...
the router should last you several decades and you get both fixed and plunge bases...
it's a work horse...

click on the link...
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