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Which Plunge router would you recommend?

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7646 Views 26 Replies 16 Participants Last post by  Dangerman
I'm new to this forum.......But certainly not new to woodworking. I found this forum when researching which plunge router I should purchase. There are a lot out there. I was wondering if I could ask your opinion regarding which plunger router you recommend.........?

The router will be used primarily for mortising into oak and routing along pattern fixtures. I'm thinking a minimum of 2.25 H.P. and of course plunge. I know that there are kits out there providing both fixed base and plunge base and that's o.k. I'm not sure I need fixed base, but if that's what it takes, that's fine.

I have been looking at Triton, Bosch, Hitachi, Milwaukee, Porter Cable, Dewalt and Ridgid...............Which would you recommend based upon your experience?

Thanks for your help...
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OK I know this is an older thread, but Dale have you made any decisions yet?
I am a fan of the DW 621 for most plunge routing needs. I am also a fan of the gone DW 610 for fixed base routing. But as someone has said, you collect routers. I do not care for the kit or multi base concept. This may be due to the only one I have used is the PC 690. Most hobbyist do not need an industrial router for hand held work. I can't remember the last time I used my PC 7538. I do have a Hitachi M12 in a table, but I think for what I do a PC 690 would have enough power.
Dale, take a trip to Wood Werks and you can handle most every router currently made.
Mike, I appreciate the power issue. That is why I put the Hitachi in my table. However, I stand by my statement that for what I do with my router table, the PC 690 would have sufficient power.
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