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My names David and I am an avid DIYer, I have a large AEG Router but I want a good small router to use on a dovetail jig (I havent bought it yet).
I also want a flat side on the baseplate so I can do straight cuts in wood.
The AEG has a complete round baseplate so I am not comfortable useing this.
I am using the AEG for large straight cuts on the side of timber and also installed in my router table.

What would you guys say is a good little router to use for the dovetail jig.

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If your not using it in a table and it is for light work how about a Bosch Palm Router GKF600?
It has the required flat side.

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How small? I find that you want 1-1.75 HP for DTs. I use a PC 690, Festool 1010, or Dewalt 621 on my DT jigs. The Dewalt 621 seems like it would work for you as it has a base with a flat side as well.
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A round base will work also. It's the straight flat straight edge your router will follow anyways. If using the edge of your material for such things as flutes you will need an accessory fence to reference off the outside edge.

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