Review

High Points:  With LED lights surrounding the spindle to brighten the cutting area, a low profile for good balance, nice handles, smooth plunge action, and good bit visibility, this router excels in
handheld use.  A chart on the router body translates speed-dial markings to actual speeds. Low Points:  The depth-stop lock allowed 1/64" of slippage over 25 test plunges.  No included dust-collection hoods, although a dust shield diverts chips.  The 2-7/16" base opening limits the use of larger bits.  The leadscrew adjuster proved finicky to use, even with the extension handle; we preferred using the plunge lock and turret stops alone for adjustments.  When mounted in a table (and still under spring tension), coarse adjustments proved difficult unless the insert plate was screwed to the table or held in place by the fence. More Points:  A sleeve inserts into the 1/2" collet for 1/4"-shank bits.

Product

Performance

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Features

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Value

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
4.5
out of 5