Favorite Type of Router
I agree that this is an unfair question and it's a question that is always asked. You have to fit the tool to the job being done. There are times for fixed base and times for plunging. Also, there are reasons for 1/2 in shank and 1/4 inch shanks. There are reasons 3 1/4 HP and times when 1 1/2 HP is all you need. There are also good reasons for having a 2 HP router. There's no single answer to fit the question. My suggestion to anybody getting into routing work for the first time is to spend the money and get a 2 1/4 HP, variable speed, router with both a plunge and fixed base. With that pack you can do just about anything except really heavy raised panel work. I recently added the PC893PK set to my inventory and I like that set a lot. I am PC biased. I keep the PC7539 setup in my router table for all table work.
Last edited by Billwolley; 03-30-2005 at 06:02 PM.