The Skil router combo kit is not exactly top-of-the-line, but it comes as a
bargain and with a few features of which the higher-end models should take
note. First, its switch placement is very reassuring to the novice—you can
easily grip both oversized handles, press the two-finger trigger, and allow
the bit to come to a stop before ever taking a hand off the tool. The
work-illuminating LED is a nice thought; unfortunately, the base on this
model is black plastic, rather than clear.
hp, 8 pounds (fixed base), 9 pounds (plunge), about $90, Skil Tools