Often times purchasing a router is a pricey investment, however, with these models from top manufacturers Porter-Cable and Dewalt, high-performance, professional routers are available at prices that won’t obliterate your budget. D-handle routers are designed for comfortable performance, and with these models, they are now also known for their comfortable costs.
Porter-Cable’s 691 D-Handle router is powerful and precise to deliver craftsmen some of the most high-performance, professional results in the biz. An 11 amp, 27,000 RPM motor delivers the authority and endurance to rout through your jobs with unexpected, unmatched high-quality. Ideal for the jobsite, the 691 provides craftsmen with a comfortable, maneuverable design which allows the tool to easily move with you, commanding the jobsite at your side. The tool’s D-handle is surpassingly comfortable, one of the tool’s the most commendable features, enabling craftsmen to grip the router one-handed; this improves your control over the router (especially as you guide it using with both the D-handle and the standard knob), and ensures this precision router is always comfortable in your hands. The router is built with a sealed ball bearing construction to enhance both the smoothness of operation and the overall life and durability of the tool. Additionally, with a micrometer depth adjuster accurate to 1/128″, the 691 is impeccably precise ultimately rendering it strong enough to withstand the shop or jobsite, and accurate enough that you’ll want it with you through every job. Also, ranging in price from about $160 – $200 the 691 is gentle on your budget to bring you a brilliant tool with a surprisingly little price-tag.
Dewalt builds another tremendous router in their DW618D. This D-handle router combines one of the more powerful router motors in the industry with unparalleled comfort and balance. While on the job craftsmen and hobbyists prefer to work with this router for its incredibly well designed handle and ergonomics. The tool is uniquely comfortable and provides a brilliant, light-weight, powerful solution (especially when compared to more lumbering industrial routers) to craftsmen on the jobsite. Not only does the tool offer high-quality and performance, but it also comes at a strikingly good value, around $200 – $220, pulling less out of your wallet and putting a lot more into your tool box. Additionally, the tool’s 12 amp motor boasts variable speed settings from 8,000 – 24,000 RPM providing craftsmen with the power to rout through the toughest woods and toughest applications while still maintaining a constant speed under load. The tool’s microfine depth adjustment allows for movement in 1/64″ increments keeping the tool always precise and on the ultimate straight and narrow. Dewalt’s DW618D also features a clear LEXAN sub-base providing vastly improved durability, versatility, and visibility. Ultimately, this D-handle router provides delicate precision and the durable power to to outwit even the toughest projects.
For the best prices coupled with the most optimal performances, these D-handle routers truly deliver the best of high-quality and low-price. Professional results are always a bit sweeter when they come with a small price-tag.