"Have had cheap routers in the past. The first lasted well but eventually burnt out. The second was impossible to set up accurately. Have several other DeWalt products and have been impressed with them. This router seems equally impressive. Easy and accurate to set up, soft start helps with the feed in, and plenty of power. Have only given 4 stars for value because it's not cheap. Reliability only rates 4 stars because I've not had it long. If other DeWalt products are an indication, reliability will eventually rate 5 stars."