Wood routers are a must-have woodworking tool used by professionals and hobbyists alike. They can be used to create round overs, chamfers, rabbets, dadoes, and much more. In this article, we’ll look at a couple of wood routers on the market today in terms of features and price. We’ll also show you how they stack up against each other when it comes to things like power output, table size, depth adjustment range, and weight so that you can make an informed buying decision before purchasing one yourself!
1) Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Kit –
The Bosch 1617EVSPK is a powerful yet compact wood router that’s ideal for hobbyists and professionals alike. With 15 Amp of power, it has the ability to rip through wood like no other wood router I’ve ever used (and I’ve used a lot!). It may not be as powerful as its larger rivals but it’s more than capable of handling most wood routing tasks with ease.
The wood router is very solidly built, with the base milled out of a single piece of steel. The wood handles on either side also feel very solid and are comfortable to hold onto. As you would expect from Bosch, this wood router comes with quality accessories that can be stored away neatly into your woodworking toolbox – including wrenches, collets and a faceplate.
The wood router also comes with a high quality plastic case to keep everything together in between jobs. Bosch has included an easy-to-use spindle lock for bit changes as well as an adjustable depth stop that can be locked into place. For anyone looking for their first wood router or woodworking enthusiasts on a budget, I would definitely recommend checking out the Bosch 1617EVSPK wood router combo kit!
2) Dewalt DWP611PK –
The Dewalt DWP611PK is an awesome wood router that’s great for both professionals and hobbyists. With its high power 15 Amp DEWALT motor, it can handle almost all wood routing tasks with ease. It also features a high strength aluminum motor housing and base for additional durability. The wood handles are very comfortable to hold onto and the wood router weighs just over 12 pounds which makes it easy to maneuver around when using.
In terms of accessories, Dewalt has included everything you need in order to get started wood routing with the wood router (except for bits, of course). You get a 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch collets; an aluminum edge guide; a dust port adapter; and a ¼ -inch and ½ -inch wrench. I liked that Dewalt also provided storage space for all your tools in the woodworking toolbox as well as a wood case that can be attached to your woodworking belt.
The wood router also comes with an adjustable depth stop and spindle lock for quick bit changes. At approximately $220 (check today’s price), this wood router is definitely not the cheapest on the market but I would say it’s definitely worth every penny!