I recently used a website for reconditioned tools to buy a Hitachi 12" compound miter saw. That same website has the Hitachi KM 12VC router for about $100 plus shipping. I have had excellent results with the saw I bought but I wonder about the router, being it is a more precision instrument, so to speak. What does anyone or everyone think about reconditioned tools? Also, in my website hopping, I look at Harbor Freight sometimes. I have noticed that the Chicago Electric brand of plunge routers that they sell are practically identical to the Makita 3612 series of routers. Does anyone have any experience with the Chicago Electric equipment?