Bob, a couple of things to consider before you make your purchase. Momentum has carried the PC 690 series routers for a long time. This lever release feature has been on the Bosch 1617's for over 20 years now. The 690 series is rated at 1-1/2 hp; the 1617EVS is rated at 2-1/4 hp. The 1617EVS is quieter, has less run out and usually costs less. On the 1617EVS you can change guide bushings without altering your height adjustment. And the biggest deal breaker for me was the fact that there are no dust collection adapters for the 690 series. Food for thought.
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