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Customer reviewsGreat router
I stopped buying Craftsman power tools years ago because the switches kept going out on all my previous Craftsman tools. Every time I dismantled one of the broken tools, the switch was stamped made in Mexico. I put toggle switches in some of them and continued to use them without problems. I have a Craftsman router table mounted to my table saw but could not find a router mounting pattern to match the table. This router does match and mount perfectly. The power switch is a toggle switch so I don t anticipate any problems. I routed over a hundred feet of trim for my study wainscoting and the router performed great. There seems to be plenty of power for even larger bits. Time will tell if this router deserves a 5 star rating.