I am in the market to purchase a router for the first time, and I am not really sure what I should be looking for. As a reference, this is for hobby wood working, and the best I know to categorize it as is general usage (a little bit of everything). Not sure if it makes a difference, but I do not currently plan on getting a router table, but plan on getting one (or making one) down the line.
The things I have found while comparing them:
- Motor Size
- Collet sizes accepted
- Dust Collection (not really important to me at the moment, since I do everything outside and just let it go everywhere)
- plunge or fix based (not sure how important this one is, as they seem to be interchangeable bases)
Is there anything else I should be comparing?