|Review by hobbylogger||posted 03-31-2008 08:06 AM||6901 views||1 time favorited||22 comments|
I have been using the porter cable 690 for over 20 yrs. About 4 yrs ago I was at a Home depot, and they had them for $99.00. I thought, what a deal, so I bought two. “Well”, I got them home and packed them away to use as backups because my old ones still ran great, but eventually I did need them, and the first thing I noticed was the poor fit and finish. The threads on the collar were rough and did not feel the way they used to, and after about six or seven months of normal use, the motors started to wine and squeal. It was of course too late to return them and even though they were packed away for some time, technically, the warrenty was void. mormally I might overlook something like this as a fluke but this was both routers, and unfortunetley I got the same results with the 3×21 belt sander. I’m so disappointed.
-- Daniel, Tumwater, Wa U.S.A.