Shop Test: Multibase Router Kits

November 2017 Issue 250 Page: 52 Number of Pages: 7.00

With a single motor that fits in both a fixed and a plunge base, a combo kit provides the best attributes of each base for a price below that of two separate routers. We tested eight midsize kits (with motors ranging from 112 to 214 hp) with variable speed and both 14 " and 12 " collets.