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Project by Earlb posted 01-09-2011 10:32 PM 2145 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas was good to me, meaning my wife. I was hoping to get a good router and imagine my surprise when i unwrapped this beast. Freud 3 1/4 hp plunge router.

Friday I found this 12 1/2” bench top planer for $75.00. Couldn’t bring myself to say no so I grabbed it up quick fast and in a hurry.

-- It is all in your perspective.

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#1 posted 01-09-2011 11:09 PM


-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#2 posted 01-09-2011 11:59 PM

You are on fire!!!!
Great additions to your shop

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 12:22 AM

You robbed that planer.
Great find

-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

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#4 posted 01-10-2011 01:02 AM

who ever you got that planner from,,,you should have hugged his neck,,,i have that same router and i love it

-- ElmoSr,Ga. Life is Hard by the Yard,,,But a Cinch by the Inch

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#5 posted 01-10-2011 01:09 AM

I received the same router for Christmas. So far I like it, but the only knock I would have against it is the size. The distance across the handles makes it harder to build the cut out in my table. Oh and one other thing is mine didn’t come with an adapter for the PC style inserts. I did pick one up at Woodcraft though.
Really nice score on the planer.

-- Mel,

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#6 posted 01-10-2011 01:36 AM

Nice score indeed, I paid something like 200€ for mine several years ago, and it’s not that flat, even after a first hacking attempt. Yours has four sliding points, I’m pretty sure it’s far more accurate. EU tools, you know… :)

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#7 posted 01-10-2011 02:02 AM

good for you, probably better fitting for a BLOG of FORUM post than a COMPLETED WOODWORKING PROJECT…

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#8 posted 01-10-2011 02:09 AM

Thanks. I did go buy the freud bushings from woodcraft because you need the adapter any way.

-- It is all in your perspective.

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#9 posted 01-10-2011 02:47 AM

NOYCE!! Your such a lucky duck.

-- Adventure? Heh! Excitement? Heh! A Woodworker craves not these things!

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#10 posted 01-10-2011 06:26 AM

Sweet! Nice score on bith counts! Congrats!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#11 posted 01-10-2011 09:53 AM

You lucky b….. :-) !

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#12 posted 01-11-2011 05:19 AM

I have the same router as well and I love it! I only use it as a handheld as I have a PC in my table. Congrats on the new toys!!!

-- How valuable is time to a person who spends his disparaging the beliefs of others? --David Berthelette

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