Purchased this router several months ago to use primarily in a shop built extension wing table. For the most part, it is a very capable single speed router (especially for the price) that has served me well. That said, a couple of things are keeping me from recommending this router to anyone but the very most casual user. If you are planning to use it a couple of times per year, handheld, this could be the router for you. If, however, you intend to mount it in a table and/or use it frequently, I would look at the 27683. The worm gear that lifts this router is spring loaded and the spring is too weak to keep the rough and fine adjustment gears meshed, this can result in the gear slipping when raising and lowering the router in fine increments. This can be dramatic, to the point of the gears disengaging entirely and the router dropping out of the base and crashing on the floor. There is no fix for this, the design is flawed. While the router is still height-adjustable, the weight must be supported by the user in order to set fine depths before locking it in place. This leads to another minor annoyance: when the lock is engaged the bit moves ever so slightly, in mine it raises the bit and never by a consistently measurable amount but typically between .3 and 1.1 mm. This can make initial setup a nightmare if precision is important to you. The most annoying thing (for me) about this router is that the way the base and cylindrical body mate is different from the 27683 which makes it impossible to use the bases interchangeably. I keep my 27683 in my Pantorouter for the most part but occasionally it is necessary to put it in the table to run large 1/2" shank bits at slower speeds. It would be a simple (and cost effective) thing to do if the bases were interchangeable. Unfortunately, it requires either a base plate change or a base swap... both are tedious and frustrating considering both routers come from Craftsman and have 3.5" bodies. Obviously I prefer the 27683 but what's more is that I find that router to be even better than my Bosch 1617EVSPK in every possible way. It is, in my opinion, the best deal on a pro quality dual base router anywhere.