Wood Router Comparison Table

You can compare different wood routers reviewed on this site by using the information in this table.

To read a review, click on any of the model names in the comparison table. You can click on the arrows in each column to sort the table by the information in that column. You can also use the Search box just above the table to filter the data to include only specific brands. Just enter the brand name in that box.

ModelRatingHorse PowerCollect SizeVariable Speed Fixed/Plunge BaseSoft StartAdjustable DepthRouter Table Compatible
DeWalt DWP611PK Review4.71.25
1/4 inches16,000 to 27,000 RPMYesYesYesRouter Table Okay
Bosch PR20EVSPK Colt Palm Review4.11.01/4 inches16,000 to 35,000 RPMYesYesYesNot Recommended
Bosch 1617EVSPK Review4.22.251/4 to 1/2 inches8,000 to 16,500 RPMYesYesYesBuilt for Router Tables
Porter Cable 895PK Review3.72.251/4 to 1/2 inches10,000 to 23,000 RPMYesYesYesBuilt For Router Tables
DeWalt DW618PK Review4.32.251/4 to 1/2 inches8,000 to 14,000 RPMyesYesYesNot Recommended
PORTER CABLE 450PK Compact Wood Router Review4.61.251/4 Inch onlyNo only 27,000 RPM YesYesYesBuilt For Router Table
Makita RT0701CX7 1-1/4 HP Wood Router Review:4.71.251/4 InchesYesYesYesNo

 

 

 

Following are the different column definitions:

 

Model

The first column is the name of each model that I’ve reviewed on this site. The name is linked directly to my review page so just clicking on the name and it will take you right to my detailed reviews for each model. As models become discontinued, I’ll remove them from this list. New models are added on a regular basis.

Rating

The ratings are based on the average consumer ratings from various sources.

 

Horse Power

One of the most important features to look for is the horsepower rating of the motor and this column show the horse power of each wood router that I reviewed to find the right size for the job.

Collect Size

The collet works with the router shaft that is directly connected to the motor and tightens down with the collet nut. The two most common sizes are 1/4 and 1/2 inch. The size of the collet determines the size of the bits that the wood router can handle.

Variable Speed Dial

Allows you to increase or decrease the rate of the RPM on the router. A variable speed dial let you control how fast the wood router is running on a project.

 

Fixed/Plunge Base

Let the user know if this model comes with a fixed and plunge base to handle a varity of jobs around that workshop. Many of these models come with kits that included both bases.

Soft Start

A motor soft starter is a device used with AC electric motors to temporarily reduce the load on the power train and electrical current The next thing to consider when purchasing a good quality router that is being used every day in the shop is the cutting depth. surge of the motor during start up.

Adjustable Depth

When considering wood router another important feature is the ability to adjust the cutting depth. You want to find a model that will let you to set the depth of cuts that you need on a project.

Router Table

Knowing which model can handle being installed on to a router table will help you narrow down your choices if this is an important requirement for the work shop or job site.