Marty, I have owned a pair of 1617's for over 10 years problem free. This year I purchased the new Bosch MRC23EVSK which is like a 1617 on steroids. With slightly more power, LED work lights, a full 3" plunge and the new power bus/trigger switch design that lets you keep both hands on the router at all times I would rate it as a winner. I have a PC 7518 but I have only bothered to use it a couple of times, not out of need for more power than the 1617's have; just because i have it. The Bosch routers are so much easier to make adjustments with. All routers will do the job; it is personal prefference to the feel of the controls that should guide your purchase.
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