aniceone2hold said:The old standard was the PC 7518 and mine cuts like a bulldozer going through butter.
18243015 said:Hi, chin aleong,
Do you have any router(s) now? If not I recommend starting with a router kit that includes 2 bases. That way you can put the fixed base in the table and have the plunge base for free hand. If you get one of the more popular brands(porter cable,bosch,hitachi,etc),you can usually find spare bases on ebay fairly cheap. I have 1 router motor,1 plunge base,and 2 fixed bases.
If you've allready got a good handheld router and are just looking for a larger one for a table. The hitachi m12 seems to be pretty popular here as you get a lot of hp for the buck. I plan to get one someday, but so far hav'nt found the limit of my 2.25 hp hitachi.
Definitely DON'T go by amp ratings. Do you really think the 15-amp sawzalls of today are twice as powerful as the 7-8 amps of a few years ago? It's all smoke and mirrors. They rig the wiring for higher amp ratings without actually feeding more power to the motors. Tool company marketing is a dirty business. It's best to go on reputation, research and reviews, IMO. What I'm really wondering is now that they've got 15-amp pencil sharpeners and can't go any higher, what the heck is the new stat they're going to play games with?And the HP rating are ridiculous.
The Bosch is a 3 1/4 HP and the Milwaukee a 3 1/2 HP, but they both pull 15 amps? They are the same go by amperage not HP.
Hello chin,Looking to buy a router to mount in a router table and would like to know the best router..