I’ll fess up and admit that this really isn’t a reader question — it’s mine. I’m in the market for a 1/2” plunge router, and I thought I’d engage the Toolmonger hive mind and see if you guys have any advice for me on what would be a good choice.
What I’m after is a better unit for doing 3/4” slot cuts in hardwood and ply. My Bosch Colt will do them but starts smoking after the second 6’ cut. So I figure a larger unit with a little more grunt is just the ticket. Hopefully I can get the router and a base plate that’ll let me use the edge as a guide to cut the trenches — without crushing the wallet.
What do you think? Is there something out there with my name on it? Should I watch out for something, or will almost any of them do? Let me know in comments.