|Forum topic by Brian024||posted 1527 days ago||1055 views||0 times favorited||25 replies|
1527 days ago
I’ve been searching and researching for a really good router combo kit for the past couple months to replace the one’s that have been “getting me by”. It will double as my shop kit and my job site kit when I need it. I’m not worried about putting it into a table because I hope to get a router table built over the winter and will be getting a dedicated router for that after I finish it. I’ve nailed it down to 3:
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=136633-353-1617EVSPK&lpage=none – The Bosch from Lowes for $200. The reviews I have read recommend it highly but I don’t have much experience with Bosch tools. Plus I cannot find whether some of the assesories , i.e. edge guide, will fit this router.
http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=226742-70-DW618PK&detail=cr&lpage=none – The Dewalt from Lowes for just a little more. The reviews also highly recommend it and plus it weigh the least of the 3 at around 11 lbs. I couldn’t find if the Bosch had it but this also has some form of dust collection.
http://www.homedepot.com/Tools-Hardware-Power-Tools-Routers/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xh7Zbaus/R-100520681/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053 – The Ridgid from Home Depot for the same price as the Bosch. A plus it the LED’s that light up the work area but a down side is it’s the heaviest of the 3.
I need some opinions because after reading reviews for a while, they begin the say the same things. Thanks guys.