He got me thinking how well a router plate needs to fit into a table in
order to avoid "giving the cow away" right there. In fact, if you read
enough of his words, (substantiated by some product reviews at
Amazon.com), you may sense a feeling on his part that the industry is
not really trying it's best to provide customers with the best tools
possible. For instance, in developing tools that don't run well upside
down (in tables). I observed that the Milwaukee 5625-20 (3.25 HP)
seemed to be prominent in this regard.
When I was looking for a table mounted router, the PC-7518 seemed to
be the gold standard. I bought the motor only for a lift. Perhaps it
was because the motors are sold separately that they're so popular.
I think they are popular because they have a reputation for lasting.
At Amazon, the price of the PC-7518 motor is about $30 less than the
price of the whole "kit" ($289 vs $319, IIRC).
At the time he made his web page, Pat Warner liked the PC-7518 and the
Milwaukee 5625. Bosch may have
something now too.
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