Hey Everyone, I haven’t posted anything in a while so I thought I’d get something down just so people know I’m still alive.
I recently bought the Dewalt Compact Router and I have to tell everyone that I absolutely love it. I said at the beginning that this is not a review because I honestly think that after using one I would love any high quality compact router on the market.
I know that I’m probably the minority on the subject but I hate using routers! Despite their amazing capabilities I find myself dreding lugging out my router. There’s absolutely nothing wrong with my particular router, it’s a Bosch 2.25 HP and it performs great I just find routers to be heavy, loud and insane dust creators. I usually end up using any other method other than a router to complete tasks that its specifically made for… not good.
I had the chance to use my compact router for the first time this weekend and right off the top I love how I can hold it easily with one hand and still feel like I have full control. I was in the process of making a toddler bed for my daughter and there are quite a few curves that need to be duplicated so I would be stupid not to use some sort of router. I made some templates, rough cut the curves and used the templating bit on my compact router. Keep in mind that the material is MDF so the smaller router had no difficulty cutting. The router performed incredibly well and was a joy to use.
Anyways, I realize that compact routers have limitations and that eventually I’ll have to “man up” and get some proper use out of my Bosch but in the meantime, I can’t wait to use the Dewalt on the next project weather I have to or not. Thanks for reading, new projects will be posted soon!