Universal motors are rated at stall and not at normal operating speed. Induction motors are rated at normal operating speed.
Originally Posted by Don Baer
If you were to look at the current draw at stall, it would reflect the HP rating.
I agree it's BS but all universal motors are rated that way, which is why it's better to look at the rated current at rated RPM to compare tools. If you asked DeWalt for the HP of their tool, it would be 1HP also (probably).
That said, I have the Bosch colt and it's a good router.
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