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Doug S.

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#1 posted 10-31-2008 01:32 PM

This sort of depends on whether you primarily intend this for hand held or router table use.
If hand held, I’d opt for the DW621 instead. You’re not going to need the extra 1 HP difference as you dont want to be doing larger bits in a hand held that the 3HP would require. The built in dust collection works pretty well hooked to a shop vac (though not as good as a Festool). The 621 is an excellent hand held router.
If this is for a router table, most plunge routers are a bit more difficult to use compared to a fixed base. I’ve used the 621 in a router table, and it works but wasn’t optimum. The 625 plunge mechanism is about the same as the 621 so I wouldn’t expect any difference there. I finally switched the router table to a PC7518 and Woodpecker lift. If dust collection is important, Festool is the way to go. I’ve used that inside the house with extremely little cleanup required afterwards.
Dave will kick me as my Woodrat mounting box is still not quite complete but I also have the 625 sitting in a box ready to mount on the Rat.

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