|Review by Chad Hamilton||posted 1199 days ago||3687 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
- Porter-Cable 2-1/4 HP (Maximum Motor HP) Multi-Base Router Kit
- Brand: Porter-Cable | Category: Routers
Got the PC 895 router to replace a Skil router. I have mounted the fixed base into a router table plate and will use the plunge base for any hand-held operations. When I mounted the fixed base I took a dial caliper and measured the concentrically, it was .002” out which I feel is acceptable. The soft start is a nice change and the router is quieter than my older Skil router. I still have to wear hearing protection. The dust collection that is built into the plunge base is pretty decent. The plunge action is smooth. I LOVE the above the table depth adjustment and the router rises up enough so that if I use two offset collet wrenches I can do that above the table as well. I like the power switch that stays in the same location no matter where the router bit height is set at.
WARNING!!! When I put in the very first router bit I used the spindle lock and the collet wrench. Apparently I used enough force to wedge the spindle lock pin against the spindle jamming up router and for a while not able to turn on the router. This was not a well engineered spindle lock, DON’T USE THE SPINDLE LOCK! I was able to unjam the spindle lock and thus use the router, but I’ll be talking to the Porter Cable warranty shop in my town about getting a replacement motor since I’m worried about that spindle lock pin. I’ll be using two collet wrenches with this router from now on.