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Trend T4 Plunge Router

Trend T4 Plunge Router

07-21-2009 01:57 AM by tenontim | 12 comments »

I bought one of these routers about 10 months ago. It’s the first and only plunge router that I own, and I couldn’t be more pleased with it. I guess the thing that I like the most is the size to power ratio. I think it’s listed at about 8 lbs and puts out just over 1 HP. It’s very well made and easy to operate, with it’s variable speed motor and smooth plunge mechanism. It has a plunge stop with 3 different settings. Comes with a very nice oversize guide, ...

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customer service

customer service

07-12-2009 03:56 PM by hootr | 7 comments »

i emailed freud customer service yesterday (saturday) about a problem with my router and to my surprise this morning they had responded with the information on parts and a tech support #. i really wasn’t expecting that over a weekend. great service i think the FT2000E has been table mounted since new, the last couple years, with no complaintsthe other day the router wouldn’t start. flipped the switch a couple times and it started. happened again a little later. loose wire, bad ...

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PORTER-CABLE ROUTER BITS

PORTER-CABLE ROUTER BITS

04-08-2009 11:57 PM by Dusty56 | 17 comments »

HELLO , I’m not sure if this is posted in the correct place , so bear with me , Site Police . LOL…I ALSO POSTED IT IN THE forums section , but was unable to post any pix there. It’s too bad that there isn’t anywhere here specifically to post items that we find on sale to help out our jockbuddies. (that I know of ) I went to the W.Springfield MA Woodcraft store today for a bandsaw blade and was introduced to a very nice display of P-C router bits at clearance prices....

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Excellent Performer for the Money

Excellent Performer for the Money

03-21-2009 01:41 AM by knotscott | 14 comments »

The M12VC is Hitachi’s basic fixed base 11 amp router, that includes variable speed, soft start, and electronic feedback to maintain a set RPM throughout the cut. It’s also available in a kit as the KM12VC that includes both the fixed and plunge bases. The sub-base accepts the standard size PC style bushing adaptors. I purchased the M12VC in hopes it would be more manageable than my heavier Bosch 1617 for dovetail work. Mine was a refurb purchased through Reconditioned Sale...

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Bosch Colt Router

Bosch Colt Router

03-06-2009 06:59 PM by wing79 | 19 comments »

I have this same router and I have been very impressed by the power and overall performance of the router. Maybe yours was an isolated case, or maybe mine? Either way I am sorry you have had problems, I would definitely return it. One other thing that made this router pretty sweet was the mini router table I made for it which is awesome for router small pieces and small rabbets. wing79

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Bosch Trim Router

Bosch Trim Router

03-05-2009 01:55 PM by Moron | 33 comments »

I bought this little router at HD as my 25 year old, never failed me, Black and Decker trim router was sounding like it was about to puke. I didnt look at prices as I am somewhat a believer in “buy once” ...then “cry once” then never cry again so it wasnt the least expensive one there. I use my trim router a lot, mostly for routing in butt hinges then clean it up with a chisel, same for inlaid bowties and “trimming” veneer and plastics etc., On first, se...

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Freud 2 1/4 HP Variable Speed Router Model FT1700VCE

Freud 2 1/4 HP Variable Speed Router Model FT1700VCE

02-21-2009 03:23 AM by Straightpiped | 13 comments »

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...

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Decent and happily low cost trimming tool

Decent and happily low cost trimming tool

12-05-2008 08:16 PM by ferstler | 15 comments »

This tool has been reviewed by another user some time ago, but I thought I would throw in my two cents worth. OK, Chicago tools are mostly junk. I have gone to Harbor Freight many times and observed their stuff, and for the most part some of it actually scares me. However, certain of their offerings are OK, and that rating applies to this little Chicago Electric trim router, stock number 44914. First off, I should point out that Grizzly apparently sells the thing (or something very much...

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A

A

12-04-2008 01:47 AM by Woodchuck1957 | 6 comments »

A

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A straightforward device with only minor deficiencies

A straightforward device with only minor deficiencies

11-28-2008 10:14 PM by ferstler | 3 comments »

This unit is discontinued, but it might be available used or even may still be in stock in some Lowe’s stores here and there. I have been using hand routers for some time, but I did decide that an inverted table-type unit would be handy. There are plenty of table bases available out there, and they will handle any router you might care to install. This device is different, in that the motor is built in. Unpack the thing, do a bit of assembly work, and it is ready to go. Technically, it is ...

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