Milwaukee Body Grip 5615-21
Fixed-base wood router
If you don't need to do plunge work, a fixed-base router costs less and can be easier to learn to use. This single-speed, 1.75-hp Milwaukee wood router lacks dust control, but does have self-releasing collets, so bits are easily changed. Reviews recommend it as an excellent choice as a first router. It's designed so you can hold it with one hand, and at 8.8 pounds, it's lighter than most. When mounted on a router table, reviews say height adjustment is still easy. Like most Milwaukee tools, it comes with a five-year warranty.