* Router should have a tabletop height adjuster built in. (Why pay the cost for a router lift today when so many have the feature. Some cost more than the router!!)
* Router should have a good range for all bit types. (The router should go down far enough for bits that just want to groove or need a lot of range for their application and up far enough that they don't need a bit extension.) I have a Dewalt DW625 that used to be touted as a good router table router. It has a real problem with range and the ability to go up high enough. I HAVE to have a bit extender which amplifies the vibration. I also had to install a Router Raizer.
* Here is something that I don't see mentioned: The ability to release the bit without turning 3 or 4 turns for the self release mechanism to work. (Mark Sommerfield uses a Hitachi M12V that I think has that feature)
* A bent wrench to remove the bit from top of the table. I made one for my MLCS extender. I don't know how you can work without one.
* An accurate dial built in that allows you to make differential adjustments from a given position.
* A hole for the height adjuster that does not fill in with sawdust without having to cap the hole. (There can be a gap below the table to allow the release of sawdust)
Has anyone used the new Milwaukee 3+ hp router with some of these features? How about the new Porter Cable (890 series?)