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Blog entry by mrtrim posted 2466 days ago 3366 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

im looking for a new router probably 3 h p or more for a panel raising bit . im looking for suggestions on this subject thanks

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Bob #2

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#1 posted 2466 days ago

I like my Triton.
I have a Hitachi 12MV but you have to cut the wings off it to use P/Raising bits.
Gord Graff has a “how to” on here if you go that way.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 2466 days ago

thanks bob#2 checked gords imput and seems kind of extreem alteration although i may set this up and leave it for that purpose .

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#3 posted 2466 days ago

Woodcraft just sent me an email to say that they have gotten a special deal 3 1/4 hp Freud Plunge routers and are selling them for $129 with free shipping. If hadn’t already bought one, not half that good for almost the same money, I would without a doubt buy that one.

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#4 posted 2466 days ago

The Freud sounds like a good deal. I’ve got a good old Makita 3 1/4 that I’ve had for 17 years. Works just as good as it did the day I got it. I’ve got several, Bosch, Milwaukie, Bosch Colt and a 1/4” Craftsman and a Dremel with a router base. They all work well for their intended use.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 2466 days ago

Here’s what I use for panel rasing and other heavy routing. Milwaukee 5625
3.5HP Router
I had to take the handles off to get it in my router table. This thing is a monster – very tough.

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Douglas Bordner

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#6 posted 2465 days ago

Really been looking at that Triton… And you only need one router? They are like potato chips.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#7 posted 2465 days ago

Some questions to consider.

Are you going to mount the router in a lift or directly to an insert or the table?

Are you going to do a lot of panel raising or an occasional project?

What is your approximate budget?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 2465 days ago

I got a PC 7518 for my lift, but there’s a crazy deal right now on that Freud 3.5HP that people are mentioning…

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#9 posted 2465 days ago

i thank everyone for your responses. think ill hit woodcraft and check on the frued sounds pretty cheap, however i also will check out the milwaukee it might be the one . ive checked th p c 3.5 its about 369.00
i have a budget on things like entertainment and groceries but no budget on tools !! ( im single ) . i knew someone was going to ask how i get away with it ! however its not something ill use a lot but it will likly get set up for panel raiseing and stay set up . so cost is an issue. i have maybe about 12 routers 4 or 5 set up for a particular operation and stay set up

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