Review

High points: Plunge action is smooth and light spring tension is easy (but not too easy) to overcome.
The 3612C is the only router out of eleven we tested with an electric brake that slows the bit at power-down. Low points: Guide bushings not provided, and you can’t get an adapter for P-C-style guide bushings. We found the depth-of-cut scale (molded into the router body) difficult to read. Also, the scale can’t be zeroed to easily set plunge depth. When table-mounted, the spindle lock is on the back side of the router. More points: No dust collection provided, but optional above-base shroud ($23) proved effective. This router lacks coarse depth adjustments under the table, but the large fine-adjustment knob clears the router body to ease this task.

Product

Performance

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Features

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Value

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)
3.8
out of 5