If you are going to have only one router, make it a Bosch 1617. Every time I've gone for a bargain tool, I've been disappointed and had to replace it with something better. With the Bosch going for about $219 for the kit, add $65 more to cover a cheaper unit and you get the actual cost of buying lower grade tools. A quarter inch shaft is just not big enough to do anything much, particularly when hard woods are involved, or you have to take a lot of wood out. That's my own experience, and I don't much like the brand overall, it has been cheapened to the point that most B&D stuff I've purchased is really gussied up mediocrity.