Freud Inc. - FT1700VCEK Router
Freud's fixed-base router features a built-in router lift and is also available with a 3-1/4 HP motor
The Freud FT1700VCEK router is one in a new class of routers that features an integrated router lift that makes it ideal for use in a router table. We tested similar routers from seven manufacturers. Our tests included checking runout with a dial indicator and inspected how each router worked by testing it with a tall molding bit.
On the Freud bit changing is a cinch and requires only a single wrench. Plus, when mounted in a router table the collet extends above the table making it easy to reach. The height adjuster also operates the motor clamp. It doesn’t come with a plunge base, although the company said one is available as an optional accessory.