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Hi all.

I'm in the UK, looking to buy a router to use on green and dried oak for a house restoration and a few projects.

I'll have lots of questions, maybe one day a few answers!

So, to get the ball rolling, what £200ish router would you go for?

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Hi franky:
I think a 200 pound router is too heavy for you - look for something lighter :)

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Welcome to the forum, Farnkie.
 

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Hi Frank and welcome. Bosch is a good choice and so is DeWalt. I don't know what they are worth over there but I would worry more about quality than price and those two won't let you down. Some of the DeWalts are renamed Elus and there are some of those 30 years old and still going. Bosch's customer service is unparalleled among the router manufacturers.
 

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Welcome to the forum, Franky.

Don't mind Vince, I think we have corrupted him.

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he came that way...
we just helped him find his inner self....
 

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Hello and welcome to the forum.
 

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I have that one, the M12V, and a M12VC in fixed base. I like all 3. The M12V2 was slightly redesigned from the M12V to make it better for table use.
 

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200lb, might be heavy, £200 isn't that heavy :)

I was looking at the hitachi m12v2....
I was in London and got a 6 pound parking ticket...


Bosch here does us right... they are very good to us..
 

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G'day Frank, welcome to the forum.
 

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Welcome to the forum Frank.
 

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Welcome from an Ex-Pat in Cyprus. (ex London and ex Somerset)

Makita is a very good make and has lots of spares and support in the UK, Use ebay. You save literally hundreds of those pounds.

My son is a shopfitter in the UK and uses makita routers daily (he has three on the go), he got me to buy one and i got it delivered to my door next day from ebay, and cheaper than he could buy it trade.

I'm new to routers, they are fantastic. tools. I recommend the extra cost of variable speed, i'm already thinking I should have paid the extra.
 
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