Festool makes a practice of producing category-leading tools, and the 3-1/4-hp OF2200EB+ router is no exception. In fact, it won our Spring 2009 router test as the most powerful, smooth, and user-friendly model in the class. The tool weighs 17.2 pounds and its 18-amp motor runs at 10,000 to 22,000 rpm. Award-winning performance features include the best plunge action in our test, as well as the best depth-locking knob and well-placed controls that can be operated without taking your hand off either handle. We also like Festool's through-the-base dust collection with an elevated vac riser, easy-to-reach plunge-locking knob in the handle, and great stop-rod adjustments and stops. Of course you pay a premium for such high quality, but when it comes to award-winning performance and features, this tool has it all. Festool OF2200EB+ Router: $800. 888-337-8600. www.festoolusa.com.