What brand of router is the best for sign carving?
What is the best router? I usually don’t recommend brands. But I will say this: Don’t make your router purchasing decision based on price alone. Whatever plunge router you choose, make sure it has a smooth-operating plunge mechanism. I’ve used inexpensive plunge routers that stick and jerk during plunging and this can easily throw off the accuracy of your cut and ruin your work. 1-1/2 horsepower is plenty of power, but more doesn’t hurt. The weight of the router actually helps you control its movement as you follow your pattern during carving.