i am looking for a cheap plunge router with a fine adjustment knob\
would be good if it could accept 1/4 and 1/2 bits because i know most trim routers cant but normal can so does anyone know any
i am using it for wood and plane on building a table for it vertical and horizontal.
Trying to find a decent inexpensive router can be a real challenge. There are so many "unknown" brands available, and trying to keep up with model changes has, over time, eluded me. I think, for somewhat limited use, I would look at the Ryobi router (models keep changing so check to see what is latest), for a bit better quality I would try to find a Milwaukee router. Again they seem to have changed model numbers, but I remember looking at one a few months ago and thinking it looked pretty good, but I did not test it or try it, only looked at it. I am partially going on the generally good reputation of Milwaukee tools in mentioning this one. You might also look at refurbished routers. Sometimes a manufacturer will offer them on their own website, or through select dealers. I have always had good luck with refurb-items, but it is always a bit of a risk.
ya ... it's hard to find a good deal on a decent router. i would really recommend keeping a eye out on your local online classifieds like Craigslist to see if you can score a deal on a used brand name model.
most important part is the depth control with a fine adjustment knob which one of these has one because i hate when you have to set the depth and its off so you unlock it and loose the adjustment that took some time. i use to have a task force router for about a day and that part sucked so i need something similar to that or an easy way to set depth with the springy thing runing it
PaulD replied the topic: Re: Help with picking a router
Out of those choices I like the Hitachi M12VC the best also ... here's what I've found out about it:
"The M12VC utilizes a two-stage motor release clamp for quick and accurate depth adjustments. The release clamp makes it easy to change from a fixed base to a plunge base (not included). Depth adjustments are also made easy by the nickel-plated motor housing, which also helps to reduce scratches and stains on the tool body. The M12VC has a collet capacity of 1/2 inch (not included) and 1/4 inch (included)"
So ... you can place a plunge base on it and a 1/2 collet on it, but you have to buy them extra ... but it will do all you want it todo with the extras.