garrett, not just routers but ALL tools should be evaluated by the motor type and amperage draw.....routers are a slightly different animal in that they scream as far as rpm`s go......but gauging power by amperage is a very good way to determine whether or not a router will do what is required of it...
in todays market there are lots of "bells-n-whistles" built into routers to make them more "user friendly".........lots of these are much more friendly to the manufacturers bottom line that the end user!
before joe goes and drops his hard earned money on a router motor he should learn what type of router he needs......then he`ll need to know that he`ll spend far more on tooling than the router cost!.......he should make sure that whatever accessories he plans to use will work with the router he chooses......some require funky addaptors to use various accessories.....tod
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