Hp depends on how you're going to use it. If you're going to do raised panels, I would want 3 hp or better. 2 hp would be pushing the lower limits, but I wouldn't recommend it. Anything less, and you might as well use a router table.
Look for used. A lot of shops are selling out now.--Powermatic, Jet and Delta are always safe,(new or used) but not cheap. Steel City and Grizzly are good choices,-Shop Fox--maybe. It all depends on what you mean by "reasonable"
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