Hello well as istated I just bought the combo router deal . I used it only to put an edge on a couple of 5/4 pine shelves. Heres what I found so far . The router seems well made and thoughtout. I dont get technical I just use it and come up with what I like or dislike . What I like , variable speed, soft start , very comfortable handles, great cut away base with clear sub base aids in seeing. The work L.E.D.s are an added plus. The cord is nice and long enough and I really appreciate the lighted plug with the tool icons. The router runs very smooth . The collet is well machined (looking at it) As of yet I have not tried the plunge base. It comes with a nice orange tote bag and vac. connections wrenches ht. adjustment T handle.Really like the whole kit very much .Sorry I cant get technical but as for me its a big thumbs up RIDGID!