MasterForce 2.0 HP Router
Bought the inexpensive MasterForce 2.0 HP. ($119 - Menards) mid April 2010. First used it this past Sat. and Sun.
I purchased the MasterForce as I don't do a lot of routing and it had a lot of features for the price. My only comparison it my old one and it is single speed, loud and heavy. It's over 40 years old. My complaint about the MasterForce is its inability to maintain the bit depth. Perhaps it's just me or else it's a poor design. When I noticed the problem I adjusted (tightened) the locking lever (a cam-type locking lever) but the bit still plunged on me after a minute or two. After having this happen numerous times last weekend, I don't have a lot of confidence that it will hold the proper cutting depth. However, the problem still may be ME being afraid of breaking a new tool. I'm going to try tightening it further in the coming days as I get back to my project. If it doesn't help, I'll be attempting to return it as defective.