Review

Although I normally use a couple of professional-quality routers in my shop, Skil’s 1830 two-base combo kit won me over with steady, accurate, vibration-free performance in every task I threw at it.
That’s surprising for a router kit that costs about 60 percent less than pro units. I routed deep mortises and could not bog it down at reasonable feed rates. While hogging away substantial profiles in both handheld and table-mounted modes, it kept up just fine without affecting cut quality. A reliable depth stop on the plunge base and microadjusters on both bases made depth adjustments easy and accurate. I also appreciate the soft-start motor, dual-position slide power switch, and LED lights around the collet that not only illuminate the cut area, but also remind you to unplug the cord before changing bits. —Tested by Tom Brumback, WOOD Magazine

Product

Performance

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Features

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Value

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