A wood router is a must have power tool for any arcade cabinet project.  We chose the Bosch 1617EVSPK 12 Amp 2-1/4-Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets.  This router gives your the best of all worlds – with both a plunge and fixed base.  It can also accept both 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch collets.  In other words this router should be the last one you’ll ever need.  It’s versatility is perfect for just about any word working project – and it’s create for arcade cabinets.

Some of it’s other features include:

  • Variable speed
  • Soft start – important safety feature
  • Contoured soft grip handles – you will want these
  • 2.25 HP/12 Amp motor – powerful enough for just about any job
  • Comes with a carrying case – nice feature

The router is an Amazon best seller.  It has over 500 positive reviews.  If you’re a Prime member you can have it with free shipping in just 2 days.  Bosch is well known for its quality power tools.

The price is very reasonable for this level of quality and functionality.  Click below for current pricing.