There are other considerations. Please keep in mind that my experiences are in the US, where we still use Imperial measurements, but sometimes we mix in metric, just for the challenge:
* Router Bits are Expensive, too. If routers cost three times as much in Israel, then router bits probably cost three times as much, too. Remember to budget for router bits.
* There are Two Popular Router Bit Collet and Shank Sizes:
There are two common sizes for router bit shanks here in the US - 1/4 inch and 1/2 shanks. Routers come with one or more collets, see below. You can also find 3/8 inch and 8 mm collets in the US, but they are uncommon, and rarely used. You can also find adapter sleeves.
I do not know if they use the same router bit shank sizes in Israel and other metric countries. The router collet should be a perfect match for the router bit shank.
-> Be careful to know your router collet sizes and match the router bits accordingly.
* Mid-Size Routers Come with Two Collets, but Compact Routers Support Only a Small Collet.
The mid-size routers with 2 horsepower (and up) come with two collets: 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch. The smaller ~1 horsepower compact routers come with one collet for 1/4 inch shanks. You cannot buy a 1/2 inch collet for compact routers. Trying to adapt a compact router to use a 1/2 inch shank router bit would be dangerous.
1/2 inch shank router bits are better. They vibrate less and make smoother cuts. Some larger router bits are only available with 1/2 inch shanks.
Many router bit profiles come in both 1/4 and 1/2 inch shank versions. Sometimes you must choose between a 1/4 inch shank bit that will fit any router, versus a 1/2 inch shank bit that may cut smoother, but won't fit in a compact router.
* Router Accessories
You will also want to budget for a few router accessories.
(1) Guide bushings can be useful. They come in a standard 1-1/4 inch size with a screw on ring to hold them in place, but some routers need adapters to fit them.
(2) Edge guide. Your router may come with a simple one that is good enough.
(3) Base plates. You can make your own easily enough.
(4) Router table. You can make crude ones or complex ones or buy commercial ones at high cost.
(5) Etc. There are more router gadgets than budgets allow.
Ideally, I would want three routers, and would recommend buying them in this order:
(1) Mid-size router with 1/4 and 1/2 inch collets and fixed and plunge bases.
(2) Compact router with 1/4 inch collet with fixed and plunge bases.
(3) Large router motor base or large router permanently mounted in a router table.
(4) Water-cooled spindle motor built into
To start, you would use the mid-size router #1 for everything. I would look for one that has a built-in "lift", which means a hole in the base for a crank handle to raise and lower the router when it is mounted under a router table. It won't be as good as a true router lift, but it is better than adjusting the router from below.
It will be a little heavy and awkward for edge trimming and other uses where a compact router is convenient, but it will do the job nicely.