Craftsman Professional HPP and Bosch RA1181
This is my first post. I am a amateur lapidary and metalsmith and do a little woodworking on the side to support my other hobbies -- construction of workbenches, tools, etc. I have convinced myself that I need a router table. Although I considered making one, especially after reading through the various forums, I decided to purchase a bench top one for a variety of reasons.
I have decided on the Bosch RA1181 but after looking one more time, I stumbled upon the Craftsman Professional HPP. It looks identical and is cheaper than the Bosch (Sears $180 vs Amazon $206).
Are these routers identical? I guess even more importantly from what I've learned, are their router plates identical?