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Posted on picked up Freud plung router (FT 2000 E V2) today

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#1 posted 05-12-2012 08:17 PM

15 amps is as much power as you’ll find in a router that plugs into a standard 120v outlet. The FT2000E was my first “big gun”....made in Spain IIRC. It’s got lots of power. My biggest complaint was that it didn’t have enough throat clearance to pass the biggest panel raising bits. It can definitely spin them, but you’ll need to raise the bit above the throat and sneak from the sides, as opposed to starting low and raising the height as you go. I also seem to recall that the brushes aren’t intended to be user replaceable … I cracked the brushes on my FT2000E while monkeying around inside the thing out of curiosity …I ordered new ones and managed to get them installed, but it took some doing! My advice is to run it until it quits, then take it to a service place to check the brushes!

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