Inquiring about new handheld routers and versatility?
any opinions or thoughts welcome.
Thanks in advance.
Robert..Welcome to the forum; Routers are very versatile with a number of modes to choose from, there are many here who can assist you getting what you want to do with a router. Just as a reminder; there is more that can be achieved when the router is hand held in the plunge mode, with the aid of template guides. Check out the material below.
Do you know if there a collet size which is more the norm or one which is more
common among vendors?
A router that can handle 1/4" & 1/2" collets is a good choice. Most of the bits available will have a shaft of these sizes. If you get a router that can handle these two (most do now) you will be covered. I prefer to buy bits with a 1/2" shaft as a first choice,(stronger & less vibration) but many smaller profiles will have a 1/4" shaft.