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  1. Porter-Cable Lever-Release Router Base Only
  2. Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router
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    11 Review(s)
    Thoughtful ergonomics and light weight encourage a relaxed grip for easy, one-handed operation.
  3. Bosch Coltâ„¢ Variable-Speed Palm Router Kit
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  5. DeWalt DWE6000 Laminate Trimmer/Palm Router
    DeWalt DWE6000 Laminate Trimmer/Palm Router
    Superior ergonomics, ease of use, and excellent accuracy set the DeWalt DWE6000 apart from the crowd.
  6. DeWalt DWP611 Compact Router, Fixed Base
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  8. Porter Cable 690LR Router
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    A classic tried-and-true router that has remained virtually unchanged for decades - if it's not broke, don't fix it!
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  11. Dewalt DW618M Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Router Motor with Soft Start
  12. Porter Cable 1-3/4 HP D-Handle Router, Model #691
  13. Porter Cable 450PK Compact Router Combo with Fixed and Plunge Bases
  14. Bosch Colt PR20EVSPK Palm Router/Plunge Base Combo Kit
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  17. DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
    DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
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    Lightweight, compact router excels at common routing tasks like edge profiling, flush trimming, and even mortising with the included plunge base.
  18. Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package
  19. Dewalt DW616PK Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor HP Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit
  20. Dewalt DW618D Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS D-Handle Router with Soft Start
  21. Bosch MRF23EVS Fixed Base Router, 2.3 HP
  22. Dewalt DW618PK Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Fixed Base/Plunge Router Combo Kit w/Soft Start
  23. Side-mounted cooling vents keep sawdust away from motor housing when router is mounted in a router table.
    Triton 3-1/4 HP Dual-Mode Plunge Router
    48 Review(s)
    Triton Dual Mode Precision Plunge Router with Multi-Function Fence.

    Regular Price: $279.99

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  24. Triton MOF001 2-1/4 HP Dual-Mode Plunge Router
    Triton MOF001 2-1/4 HP Dual-Mode Plunge Router
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    Easy to control and simple to adjust, this router is suited equally well for table-mounted or hand-held use.

Routers: key characteristics

Collet size
The collet tightens to grip the shank of the bit being mounted in the router. Many mid-size routers come with both 1/4" and 1/2" collets, so they can work with both 1/4"- and 1/2"-shank bits.

Base type

Fixed: The standard base, with knobs on either side for holding and guiding the router. It also can easily be mounted to a router table.

Plunge: The base mechanism allows the rotating bit to be lowered a set distance into the stock to make stopped grooves and dadoes, as well as mortises.

D-handle: Instead of two knobs, as on the standard base, there's a knob and a D-shaped handle that provides pistol-grip control and a locking on/off trigger power switch.

Some routers are equipped with variable-speed adjustment features, which means that the speed at which the spindle rotates can be adjusted to work safely with bits of different diameters. (Larger bits need to be run at a slower speed than smaller bits.)


Laminate/trim routers: These machines, which typically have smaller motors and 1/4" collets, are easy to control and ideal for small jobs such as trimming or finishing laminate edges.

Compact routers: They're smaller than their mid-size cousins, but with 1 to 1-1/4 hp, compact routers have more power than trim routers. They provide great control and enough power for many workshop tasks, including edge forming, mortising and freehand routing. They usually have 1/4" collets.

Mid-size routers: They typically have 1-3/4 hp to 2-1/4 hp motors and come with 1/4" and 1/2" collets. Their power and versatility make them a workshop staple, as they can be used both for handheld and table-mounted routing.

Large routers: Typically equipped with 3 hp to 3-1/4 hp motors, these routers are built to handle heavy-duty routing work.

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