We’ve evaluated the best palm routers since 2014. In that time we’ve researched and compared dozens of models from various brands, different price points and designs. At the end of our analysis, we chose the Hitachi KM12VC as our top pick. This tool strikes the balance between satisfying the veteran user’s demands for high-powered, versatile tools, while still making it accessible for hobbyists and novices. It is equipped with an impressive 2.25-horsepower, 11-amp motor; runs relatively quietly, producing just 79.5 decibels of noise; and offers a five-year warranty period, which is the longest of all the palm routers we reviewed.