Routers are a must-have for any woodworker. They can cut shapes, add detail and create joints more effectively than other tools. They are also very portable and easy to carry around. However, when choosing a router for your needs, it is important to find one that works best for you.
Skil is a name you may not associate with routers, but this brand makes some excellent ones and has a solid reputation in the industry. This 14-amp model is a great starter router and is well-suited for most general-purpose routing tasks.
SKIL 1810 1-3/4 HP Fixed Base Router features a powerful 1-3/4 HP motor and die cast metal fixed base for durability. It has a fine depth extension rod & depth scale to provide precision cuts. The included collet wrench enables quick bit changes.
The RT1322-00 has an LCD screen to help select the proper speed. It also displays three fields for bit type, size and material type. You can toggle through the fields by pushing a button and see the type of cutter you need at a glance.
The RT1322-00 is easy to use, and has a variety of standard features like soft start technology and precise depth adjustments. The ergonomic handles limit vibration and reduce fatigue for long-term use. It also includes a dust collection adapter to keep your work area clean. It can handle both 1/4" and 1/2" shank bits. It also has a plunge base, which adds versatility to your routing setup.