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Tool Test: 2-1/4-hp Router Combo Kits

Get double duty when you combine an interchangeable motor with both fixed and plunge bases

Routers are popular tools for carpenters and woodworkers. With a daunting variety of router styles available, a router combo kit can be a good solution for someone who wants one router that can do many things. Woodworker and finish carpenter Kit Camp offers his take on eight 2-1/4-hp router combo kits, providing comments based both on tests he performed in the shop and on his personal preferences and noting the tight pricing range for this selection of tools. In the end, Camp rated two combo kits — a DeWalt and a Bosch — as best overall and a Hitachi combo kit as best value.

Tool Test: 2-1/4-hp Router Combo Kits

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