There is no such thing as a bad router, There are basically two types of routers, plunge routers, and fixed/stationary base, and ok i lied sorta of, the optional combo fixed router with a plunge base. Which one do you need? That really depends on what you are using it for, Myself i have three routers, i have my fixed base in my router table, i have my plunge router that i use in conjunction with a jig for cross grain dado’s then my other fixed base router for no other reason than it was given to me, other factors is how many hp. do you need, max rpm;s, should you get one with a soft start. My basic tip if you need a router get a combo version to start with, try getting one that has an adjustable speed setting. If you are looking for one to use in conjunction with a router table you want to get a fixed base router.