I’m going to be making 10 cabinet doors and I’m not sure my current router has enough oomph to make the rail and stile profiles. It’s an old Milwaukee 5615-29 1 3/4 HP model I’ve had for years. I’ve been looking at the Bosch 1617EVS 2 1/4 HP router, with possibly getting a JessEm Rout-R-Lift II as well – that combination seems to be pretty popular. Will that be enough or do I need to get a 3+ HP router? Grizzley makes a relatively affordable 3 HP router body but I can find only a couple of reviews. The stock will be 3/4″ red oak and I’ve already purchased one set of a Freud bits for the glass insert doors – https://www.freudtools.com/products/99-283 – and I’m looking at another set for the other plywood panel doors https://www.freudtools.com/products/99-763. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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