Anyway, he doesn't have a router and Christmas is coming. I'm torn between a full size fixed/plunge kit and a trim fixed/plunge kilt like my MLCS Rocky 30. $95 for the Rocky sounds like a no brainer but should it be his first router or should he feel the power of a full size router first? :-)
If a full size is a better choice as a first router, which one should I buy? I like my Porter Cable 690 (I actually have 2) but other than a POS Craftsman which was my first, I haven't tried any other manufacturers/models.
I know that a lot of it depends on what he is going to use it for, but recommendations for models and/or features of a full size version (if appropriate) would be welcome. Thanks.
(Maybe I buy the full size and his siblings split the cost of the Rocky 30. Hmmmm...)