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Iím buying my first router. After attending a crash routing course, I was recommended Dewalt D26204k (I think itís called DWP611PK in the States).

It's got everything I need but I also found Makita RT0700CX2 which is cheaper and similar. The difference that stands out to me is that the Dewalt has max plunge depth over 50mm whereas the Makita has 35mm.

As experienced router users, when would you feel you are glad that you have a router with a lot of plunge depth? When would you regret if your router doesnít?

My main use for the router is building guitars which requires routing through 40-46mm bodies. But I may get into woodworking and I donít want to limit the router use just for guitars.

Many thanks in advance.
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I have the Makita and I would get the Dewalt. I am not sure if either would be the best router for you. Maybe wait and others will reply that have more brains than me.

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No question range of plunge stroke is an important feature.
However, 35mm implies a 35mm cutter, a lengthy tool bit for
a compact router. And a substantial excavation for such a light tool.
In my view, you'd be better off with a DW 621, considering your future in woodworking.
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I believe Bosch would be a bit better than the DW...
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I believe Bosch would be a bit better than the DW...
Ituska, you'll find that a lot of the folks here will recommend the Bosch routers. However, I agree that the DW will be the better choice over the Makita.

Apparently, you're into doing luthier projects. I'll suggest you fill in your profile to reflect this. When you ask a question, it helps the members understand; your main interests, experience level and the tools that you have available.

There are several members here who build guitars, so, I'm sure that they will chime in with some valuable advice.

One thing that you will find, as time goes on you will probably find that you will have more than one router. When it comes to luthier work, I'm sure that you will probably need something to "hog out" say, electric guitar bodies and a trim type router for finer, more delicate work.

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As a particularly experienced routologist I have to say "forget a trim router" at this stage of your woodworking career, I would suggest sticking with Makita but think in terms of the RP2301FC 1/2" router which will allow you to carry out any and all the tasks you would ever think of, and more. Sure, there are procedures where a trim router is the best way to go but this can wait until you gain experience and have the funds.
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I have the Makita and I would get the Dewalt. I am not sure if either would be the best router for you. Maybe wait and others will reply that have more brains than me.

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Thanks Don!
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No question range of plunge stroke is an important feature.
However, 35mm implies a 35mm cutter, a lengthy tool bit for
a compact router. And a substantial excavation for such a light tool.
In my view, you'd be better off with a DW 621, considering your future in woodworking.
Thanks Pat!
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I believe Bosch would be a bit better than the DW...
Thanks Stick! Yes Bosch was another option (called 'Colt' in the US?) but I believe the one you can get in the UK (GFK600) does not have variable speed? At the router class, I liked the variable speed on the router I used so I wanted to get one with the option...
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