Okay, North American makers usually state size as horsepower whereas in other countries they are often stated in watts instead which is a far more accurate method. I would agree with the statement that you want a minimum of 2 hp for a table. Many routers now come with above table adjustment, particularly the largest plunge routers. That feature can make using it a lot easier and more fun.
There are a few ways to calculate hp but the most accurate measure of all is output watts. That tells you what you have left after all the losses to d work with. There is no way that a 3+ hp router running on a single voltage circuit is the equivalent to a dual voltage 3 hp motor that I strain to lift these days. However, since all the manufacturers are lying more or less equally a 2 or 3 hp router from one company will be very similar to one of another company.
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