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You should pick a middle size router that comes with at least a fixed and a plunge base. A middle size router (here they are 2 1/4 or 2 1/2 horsepower). The two common sizes of collets would be good too. Here the collet size is 1/4 and 1/2". Over there I believe that the most common sizes are 8 and 12 mm. Just make certain that the collets for the router that you buy will fit the commonly available bits that you can buy. Get one of the better brands of routers. Bosch, Makita, Proter Cable, and DeWalt are all good reliable brands here that I believe are also available in your Country and any one of them should give you many years of reliable service. Options like router bushings and edge guides are often needed and it would be good to get them too.

Buy carbide tipped router bits as you need them for what you want to do. This avoids spending a lot of money on router bit sets, because you will likely never use half of the ones that come in the sets.

Come back here and ask questions as you find that you need answers. I'm sure others will come along soon and send you many pdf files with information about getting started using routers. Reading them should get you off to a good start too. Our member "Stick486" probably will flood you with reading material.

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