The Bosch 2.25-HP Variable Speed Router is highly rated based on independent reviews posted on Lowes.com, as of 2016. The DEWALT 2.25-HP Variable Speed Combo Fixed/Plunge Corded Router also has high ratings from independent customers but does not have as many reviews as the comparable Bosch.
The Makita 1.25 HP Compact Router has earned high ratings from reviewers on HomeDepot.com. Multi-Base Router Kit with Plunge Base and BodyGrip Fixed Base earns high marks due to its affordable cost, level of performance and included accessories. The Bosch 15-Amp Corded Variable Speed Combination Plunge & Fixed-Base Router Pack is a highly rated option for those who are looking for very powerful routers.