With its small size and powerful motor, Makita's new variable-speed compact router could be just the tool for your smaller trim work. It's powered by a 1-1/4-horsepower motor and has a soft start as well as electronic speed control to maintain constant bit speed throughout the cut. It also has a rack-and- pinion fine-depth adjustment and weighs just under 4 pounds. It's sold alone or as part of a kit containing such accessories as a plunge base, an offset base, a tilt base, a fence, a template guide, and dust nozzles.
¦ Price: $130 for the tool, $260 for the kit. 800-462-5482. www.makita.com.