KENNETH KIDWELL said:I have a skill router that came in a kit with fixed base and plunge base and it has a light but the downfall is the base dont tighten down to moter and when you put a load on it the moter wiggles in its base I also have the sears router with light but the brushes have worn out
I also have a Skil, I think it's model 1825. Mine tightens right down to the motor no problem, no vibrations, nothing, appears very solid. It is however very new, only used a few hours so maybe it needs more longetivety.
I use the standard base in a router table and the plunge for above table work.
But so far, it's been a very good device for me. I've been mostly routing patterns for picture framing and it's been excellent for that.