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Blog entry by darrenjttu posted 1303 days ago 2791 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just picked up a 2 1/4 hp Porter Cable router from HD. It was on clearance for 99 but since the only one they had left was the display I got it for $50.00! Pics to prove it. I have a 690 and am wondering if I should sell it. I dont really need two routers for a small shop. How much should I sell the 690 for?

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#1 posted 1303 days ago

Nice catch!
I would keep it. You really can’t have too many routers.

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#2 posted 1303 days ago

I agree with ChuckC! I always recommend a second router. Even with a small shop, you can always use a router table setup and a second router so you do not have to take your router table apart.

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#3 posted 1303 days ago

How much are you going to ask. I just picked up a Porter Cable 4212 dovetail jig and could use another router.

-- Treat every day like is was your last and some day you'll be right.

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#4 posted 1303 days ago

I agree with ChuckC. Yoy didn’t mention if you had a router table or not but if you do then I most definately wouldn’t sell the spare. Besides, you never know when you might need a back-up. Plus, with only having $50 tied up, that’s a cheap spare. Just my thoughts.

-- Jim Roberts, Port Orchard Washington

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#5 posted 1303 days ago

You do realize that if you sell it your 50.00 router will kick soon thereafter.

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#6 posted 1303 days ago

For fifty dollars a 2nd router is great. I have three routers that get quite a bit use. Even a very small shop can afford the space for two routers. Keep both!

-- Chris K

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#7 posted 1303 days ago

Bummer, I just got the last one at my HD and it was the display so I got no manual, the 1/4 collet was missing and there was no chuck wrench, but I still had to pay $99.00. I think I’ll go rout some concrete with it and return it under their 30 day return policy.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#8 posted 1303 days ago

I would not sell your other router either.

-- Addition by subtraction

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#9 posted 1303 days ago

Only problem with keeping the both of them is that they WILL mate and have babies. I promise.

-- Optimists are usually disappointed. Pessimists are either right or pleasantly surprised. I tend to be a disappointed pessimist.

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