Hi all! Been reading up on various posts here and have gained quite a lot of useful information from you knowledgable veterans. This is a cry for help PLEASE. Im finally about ready to purchase my first router! I've done a stack of research on various routers with their respective pro's and con's and am torn between 2 routers i think may fit my bill?
I have come to realise that i am never going to find that single 'magic tool' that does everything i want and more! The 2 routers i have short-listed are either -
Both these routers have gained a lot of great reviews even though they both mauy have their faults - they also seem to be the tried and tested routers with regard to trade use etc so i am pretty confident that i will have reliability with my purchase? For the foreseeable future i will only be purchasing one router, but need it to be able to perform well on a variety of jobs (don't we all). Table use as well as hand held. For this reason i don't want to make a decision that i will later regret. Ideally i'm looking for something that is not cumbersome to use in handheld situations but will also be powerful enough to deal with cutting kitchen worktop.
I like the dewalt 622 but is it powerful to cope with cutting worktop on a non-regular basis. I know the 625 will cope with this task with ease but would it suitable for handheld work also?
I can't find any information where these 2 have gone head to head - i know i am asking the impossible here but if anyone could guide me as 2 which router would be best suited for "every eventuality" it would help me a great deal in making a final decision.
I imagine that this is an age old question so i apologise in advance
Sorry for the large, long-winded post!