When i got mine i narrowed it down to Bosch Colt and the Dewalt. I chose the Colt because with a pair of 1617's in the shop, i already had the edge guide, guide bushing adapter, guide bushings, a few jigs made with same diameter rods, etc. So i stayed with one family for efficiency's sake. I really do like the clear base and light on the Dewalt--but i theorized i could make/add those to the Bosch. I've yet to do it, but i could!! No disappointment in the Colt, it's been a fine machine--but in that class of router, the Dewalt is a class act as well.