Porter Cable Routers have always had a home in my workshop. Over the years they have changed and its interesting to see in what ways. I have noticed several things about how the routers are viewed. Rumor has it that Porter Cable has been bought out and that has several mixed emotions to it. I also have noticed several comments about the way that they are built and the quality of the parts used. I am really interested in some comments and thoughts from seasoned woodworkers. I read an interesting post that (I will link at the bottom of the article) featured reviews from newer woodworkers. some of those are slightly skewed, so this is a good place to get some experienced commenting.
Fixed based routers
I have always been a proponent of fixed based routers in router tables. Although you can use a plunge router, the fixed seems a better choice. Nowadays you can get some great value by purchasing the combo packs that have both bases. This is like getting two routers for just a tad more money. The fixture router use to be the Porter Cable 690, but now it seems like people are moving to the 892 series router. I am assuming because it has a little bit more horsepower and most men seem to think more is better (ouch, could not resist).
I found a couple of interesting reviews, but was wondering if anyone had any good feedback from this router and fixed based routers (especially porter cable) in router tables.
I found this review of a Porter Cable 892 it also had several other links on it.
Whats your opinion?
I would like to add some more articles about routers, so I will use some of your feedback to build a couple.
-- Ken, Florida, www.theroutermaniac.com