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Review by Jerry posted 151 days ago 2263 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This router is amazing. Quiet, powerful – 2.25 HP, variable speed – 10,000-24,000 RPM, a breeze to adjust, which you can do three ways.

1) With the adjustment screw
2) By pushing the release button you can adjust quickly to a given range, then dial it in
3) Best of all, with a T-Handle wrench ( provided as part of the package ) through the bottom of the router, this makes it perfect for a router table, and you don’t have the added expense of a router lift.

You can also use both 1/4” and 1/2” bits, ( collets for both sizes provided )

I just added this to my shop made router table today along with a new Kreg table insert, and I love it.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.




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#1 posted 151 days ago

I have had that same router for several years…never used it in my router table however. I like the handstrap that makes it very convenient for one handed routing. The only issue is that the bits frequently get stuck in the 1/2” collet and have to be tapped out…Other than that it is a great router…

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#2 posted 151 days ago

Thanks for the review. A great tool.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#3 posted 151 days ago

Thanks for this great review. I have had my eye on this router for some time. I am a huge fan of milwaukee tools. Every Milwaukee tool I have owned has been flawless.

-- Andrew, California

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#4 posted 151 days ago

I have this router, without the variable speed, of several year and I like it very much.
I bought it in a set on Amazon with the plunge base for $156.00 ( I believe)

-- Bert

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#5 posted 149 days ago

Jerry , how is the thru the base adjustment working for you ? I have heard from several people that when mounted in the table the Milwaukee routers had an issue that it was a bit to tight and they had problems with getting nice even adjustments with it. hopefuly yours is good.

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#6 posted 149 days ago

The through the base adjustment is working really smoothly and accurately for me, it’s every bit as good as a router lift, and $350.00 less expensive :-)

I can’t imagine the adjustment being a problem UNLESS you were to forget to disengage the lock lever ( it’s that black bracket looking thing right above the adjustment dial in picture 3 ). I have not tried doing an adjustment with the lock lever fully engaged, but I imagine you could override it with sufficient force on the T-handle wrench. If a person were to try it that way, they might be able to adjust the height, but it would be, as you said, problematic.

-- I have always wished that my computer would be as easy to use as my telephone. My wish has come true. I no longer know how to use my telephone.

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