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Tool review: Do-it-all Routers

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Where to put your money
Bosch MRC23EVS
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Bosch MRC23EVS
Ridgid R29302
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Ridgid R29302

Where to put your money

If you can buy only one router, make it a multibase kit. The powerful Bosch MRC23EVS proved to be a versatile, feature-packed router kit with lots of accessories, topping our six-category showdown and earning Top Tool honors.

If Bosch's $325 price tag keeps you at bay, consider the Ridgid R29302, a WOODŽ magazine Top Value, for $200. Despite its motor being rated at only 11 amps, this router kit stunned us with its steady power, even during tough, continuous tasks.

Learn the results of our testing of the Bosch 1617EVSPK and MRC23EVS, Craftsman 28084, Freud FT3000VCE, Milwaukee 5616-24, Porter-Cable 895PK, and Triton MOF001C and TRA001 in the October 2010 issue of WOOD magazine, or download the review.



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