No gimmick. Trust me. I free hand route signs, and that light is a HUGE help! I was more than just a little "put out" (as any one of the guys on here will tell you) when I went to use my new Bosch (at the time) and it had no light. I sent a scathing email to Bosch asking how they can be so incredible in their routers, but leave out something so basic as a light on a trim router... I ended up buying a couple small clip-on lights for when I use it. Eric Rhoten (makeasign.com) has a setup on his 120 that I may try and mimick for mine.So would the LED light be useful in reallife OR it is more a gimmicky thing...?
This morning, I told Ken about the 125, and how they integrated lights. Guess what I asked for my birthday this year?? (That, and a cordless jig saw....).
My cordless router is a DeWalt trim. I went with it for two reasons. One: I have the corded, and it's been very good to me. Other than my issue with the plunge, it's been great. And two: All of Ken's cordless tools are DeWalt. Makes sense to "keep it in the family" per say. When my battery needs charging, I have like six others on Kens' tool chest charged/getting charged to choose from. We're almost all cordless now. Ken is still buckin for the flashlight, but I nixed that one. We have like 40 flashlights around here: you name the type, chances are, we have it! Just got him the jig saw for Father's Day.
My 25 cents worth (with the so-called "coin shortage" going on, instead of giving my two cents (which is two coins) I'm givin 25 cents - it's only one coin)