Thanks so much for writing and sharing your thoughts on the Makita. I had not really looked at Makita until you provided your information. Which one do you have I have found two different 3 1/4 H.P. Plunge routers. One has electric brake only and the other is variable speed and electric brake. I think it is the later. Right?
That brings p another subject, I will be doing mostly deep plunges into quarter sawed oak and Chestnut. Some contour routing also in the same material. Does anyone have a recommendation as to the h.p. I don't want to go below 2 h.P. and then there is a vry attractive 3 1/4.
Sears has a two routers also that Should be considered.
model 17543 with two bases @ $119.99
model 17517 with two bases @ 149.99 (3 1/4 h.P)
Does anyone know who makes the 3 1/4 hp router for sears. Is that a Bosch?
Here is a update:
Hitachi,2.25 h.p,km12VC @160.00
Bosch, 2.25h.p, 1617EVSPK @ 203.25 (2 BASES)
Dewalt, 2.25 h.p., dw618p6 @ 214.82 (2 Bases)
Milwaukee, 2.25h.p.,5616-24-21/4 @ 204.95 (2bases)
Triton, 2.25 h.p., MOFOO1kc @ 199.98
Porter Cable, 2.25, 895 pk @279.95 (2 bases)
Ridgid,2.25, 2 bases 199.99
Tritin, 31/4h.p., 229.99
Makita, 361c, 31/4 h.p. @ 259.00 (from grizzley)
Sears , 17543, 2 hp @ 119.99 (2 bases)
Sears. 17517, 31/4 h.p. @ $149.99
Thanks for all the info....dale