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Check out the detailed test results in our "Buyer's Guide to Plunge Routers," AW #33 (August 1993).

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On this type of router, you can plunge the bit into the work and retract it after making the cut. The motor housing can move up and down on a pair of posts which are connected to the router base. Since the motor can lock at any point on its plunge range, you can use a plunge router to cut mortises, stopped grooves or incised letters.

Plunge routers can also work just like fixed-base routers. This dual-function capability explains why plunge routers have become so popular. If you're only planning on buying one router, make it a "plunger.'

Plunge Routers

DeWalt DW614

Hitachi M8V

Bosch B1450

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