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I am going to build a router table and would like some input on the best router to have for it. I plan to just use the motor in the table, as I have a handheld unit already.

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Everyone has their favorite so you will got a lot of opinions. Search this forum a little and you should find lots of posts.

I have a pair of Bosch 1617EVS.
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Hi Mark, In my humble and not very experienced opinion I love the Triton MOF001. I already have one in my Kreg table and every thing works perfectly. The above table bit change is so simple and the fine adjustment system is great. I am naturally curious about other routers but just could not get past the Triton so I have purchased another one to replace my Freud in my Freud table. The Freud does not work well for me. I'm sure you will get dozens of opinions but for what they're worth these are my feelings. Oldrusty
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Triton TRA001.

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Marc if you're just going to use the motor then you need a lift so you should decide which lift you like and find out what motors it accepts. I know a few of the lifts I've looked at also offered PC motors with no bases. The Triton and the Bosch are both good choices if you just want to mount a complete router to a table insert plate. I also agree with Al's comments about the Freud.

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Triton TRA001, Just got one and mounted it to the Kreg table,, WOW it is quiet and has a "soft start" mighty nice. Plus 3.25 HP for all your routing needs.

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Hi Marc (crash)

I will suggest the Sears router below,it's only 144.oo and has built in lift(s) the real plus you don't need to cut off the ears to use the bigger panel bits and you are not stuck with the need to use the funky guides with the holes to hold them in place.. ..

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I am going to build a router table and would like some input on the best router to have for it. I plan to just use the motor in the table, as I have a handheld unit already.

thank you,

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I have to agree with BJ. There is nothing out there to compare with the Craftsman, in that price range. I purchased one about 2 months ago, and it is a great router. It has above table adjust, and above table bit change, and enough power to do almost all jobs. We have been cutting raised panels out of MDF in one pass, and they are beautifully cut, with no sanding needed.

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I agree that if you're going to buy a lift (I really love using mine), then you should select the lift first, then purchase a router that is listed as fitting. I have a Rockler lift with a Bosch 1617 motor in it. I was able to buy the router without a base on Amazon. Saved some doing it that way. What I like best about the lift: 1 very easy to set bit height exactly as I want it from above, and 2 not having to kneel down to make height adjustments (creaky old knees). Lots of people on here love their table mounted Tritons extra HP, opinions not to be dismissed.
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Hi Marc, take some time to read the reviews of "Bosch 1617EVSPK" and its new version "Bosch MRC23EVSK Modular Router System" at the Amazon site. They are 2 1/2 hp.
They have fixed and plunge bases and the adjust above table.
Save some hundreds dolar of the lifts....
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