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Freud 2 1/4 HP Variable Speed Router Model FT1700VCE

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Review by Straightpiped posted 1978 days ago 7192 views 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Just got this in the mail. Haven’t had a chance to use it yet. I wanted to get this up before the Woodcraft sale went away. $99 with free shipping. This is my second router, my first is a Black and Decker plunge router. This router appears to be quality built. Smooth base adjustment with two different style adjustment knobs that can be switched. Both 1/4” and 1/2” collets. Adjustable speed from 10,000-23,000 RPM. Also comes with a nice case, which is a huge bonus to me. Has a device to hook up to a Dust Collection source. Even comes with the screws to mount it in a table.

I am sure I will enjoy this router for some time.

-- T. Nelson




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Straightpiped

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pitchnsplinters

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#1 posted 1978 days ago

You will have to let us know how it performs once you start making sawdust.

-- Just 'cause a cat has kittens in the oven, it don't make 'em biscuits.

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John Gray

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#2 posted 1977 days ago

I also purchased one of these but haven’t had a chance to do anything with it yet other than mount in a plate for my router table. Please keep us informed and thanks for the post!!!

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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gbvinc

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#3 posted 1977 days ago

My brother and I each picked up one of these about a month ago and have been quite pleased with it. The soft start and variable speed under load make for a smooth handling router. No problems with it so far.

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framergp

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#4 posted 1976 days ago

I just purchase the combo fix and plunge base freud Model FT1700VCE router from Home Depot for $99.00. Runs great.

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Todd Thomas

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#5 posted 1976 days ago

For $99 for the combo…I had to feed my addiction….haven’t tried it out yet…..keep us posted..

-- Todd, Oak Ridge, TN, Hello my name is Todd and I'm a Toolholic, I bought my last tool 10 days, no 4 days, oh heck I bought a tool on the way here! †

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Tony Z

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#6 posted 1976 days ago

I picked one of these up for my router table and I love it. I had a problem with the height adjustment button and I contacted Freud about it. They sent me out replacement parts 3 days later no questions asked. Great customer service.

-- Tony, Ohio

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John Gray

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#7 posted 1976 days ago

Tony, what was wrong with the height adjustment button???

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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klpete45

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#8 posted 1975 days ago

congrats on the new tool. Being a newby on LJ, I have a question about ratings – if you haven’t used it yet, how does it get a 5 star rating? Are there previous ratings by others that result in this rating? Thanks

-- Klpete45, Oklahoma

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Tony Z

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#9 posted 1975 days ago

John,
The lock button kept slipping when I tried to raise the collet out of the table to change bits. The new internal parts they sent for the button fit a lot tighter and the problem was solved.

-- Tony, Ohio

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wayner

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#10 posted 1974 days ago

Great router and a great price I got the fixed and plunge base
with case at Lowes for $99.00

-- Wayne, Kentucky

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Straightpiped

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#11 posted 1974 days ago

Sounds like Home Depot and Lowes has a little better deal, Woodcraft is fixed base only.

-- T. Nelson

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#12 posted 1316 days ago

5 stars for me too. The full above-the-table adjustmsnts sold me. This is actaully a 13 amp router, and may be under rated at 2.25 hp. Very smooth, very powerful router. I use it in my table with great success, however it is a nice hand router too.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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woodchipper63

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#13 posted 1025 days ago

Does anyone have a remedy for a slipping plunge clutch on a Freud VCE1700?

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