good deal on a router - Freud at Rockler

A few people have asked recently about opinions on routers, so I thought I'd pass along a deal I saw. Rockler has a Freud 2.25hp router for $169, with a mail-in rebate for a free plunge base. Var speed, above-the-table adjustment, etc. The Danvers, MA store has a special on the same thing for $149 this weekend - maybe other stores have the same deal, or might honor that deal if you ask really nice? Even at $169, it's a good deal for a fixed+plunge router. Haven't used this router, but I've heard good things. Anyone have direct experience? No affiliations with Rockler or Freud, etc. Hope this helps someone out, Andy
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I have an older '3.25' hp Freud, screwed into my table. Other than the fact that the beast has more torque than I'm comfortable with in handheld operations, it's been a pretty good tool. Others here have said similar things.
But the new router is something different from what they sold 5 or 6 years ago. I don't know if it's better.
MOST Freud stuff is worth the prices they ask.
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