All the brands you mention are good and liked by many folks. As the router will be in a lift, a lot of the "feel" factor goes away as far as a best choice for you. Normally I would say height adjustment would be most important but you have that handled with the lift. Take a look at the collets as this is the part of the router you will be dealing with the most in your situation.
For example, here is a Milwaukee 56xx on the right and a DeWalt 618 on the left:
BTW, the rust came on the DeWalt right out of the box; no extra charge.
I prefer a two wrench solution in the table as I don't have to deal with a locking button although some routers have auto-locking spindles that are good, some not so good. Variable speed is a must in a table if you will have any variety to speak of in your bit diameters used. A large paddled switch that can get hit without releasing your work is good as well but you may already have that covered and besides . . . I'm wandering.
I have Bosch, Milwaukee and even Ryobi routers but I reach for the Mil's first. 5615 fixed speed with an offset base for small edge bits, 5616 for plunge and VS hand work, 5625 in the table. The others get used but not as much. YMMV .
Last edited by glenn bradley; 12-24-2008 at 04:34 PM.
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