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I was browsing the different plunge and fixed base routers and noticed that they come in combo kits, which is a better deal and a great price for two routers, so I wanted to compare the various router kits to see which ones stood out the most. After looking at 20 or so kits, I decided to narrow down the results in order to find the best plunge router combo kit out there and compare the different models and make for the top five in this category. The models I chose are the router kits that had the most reviews, some even made the bestsellers list and range in horsepower anywhere from 1.25 hp to 2 hp and up.
First up is the bosch plunge router combo kit that includes the plunge router, of course, a fixed base router, quarter and half inch collet chucks, wrenches and a carrying case. This Bosch combo kit made the bestsellers list on Amazon and has a ton of reviews (over 300) that you can go through and read yourself to get a good feel for what to expect with this particular kit and how it stacks up to its competitors. These wood routers are powered by a 2.25 horsepower motor that pumps out 12 amps of power and can achieve speeds of 8,000 to 25,000 rpm.
The Dewalt Plunge Router Kit (dw618pk) has over 100 reviews, not as many as the Bosch model listed first, but still enough for this router to obtain a top ranking in the router kit combo category.
This Dewalt router boasts its dust collection system to be the best in its category, due to the fact that it collects up to 95% of the dust through it’s column and increases the visibility of the bit while cutting, which is one of my pet peeves regarding routers and their designs. This Hitachi router has a ton of reviews too, even more than the Dewalt model and is available in a combo kit or without the plunge router, which isn’t what this post is reviewing, but I thought I would mention it, for those of you that might want a fixed router only. The Porter Cable combo kit includes a fixed router base, a plunge router base, a 1.25 hp motor, a carrying case and a wrench to change bits, nothing really different than the other router kits really.
These routers are more compact units, compared to the previous three and weigh roughly 4 lbs. This model is a variable speed router, like all of the routers listed here and has a neat little feature that the other routers do not have and that is led lights integrated into the base that illuminate the work area for increased visibility and precision.
The kit includes everything you need, the two routers (fixed base and plunge base) a wrench and case to keep it all in, which is pretty standard for all of the combo kits listed in the lineup.
It too, had tons of reviews (over 200) which is always a good sign when it comes to power tools.