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Forum topic by Horttiger posted 05-31-2015 12:08 AM 603 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Horttiger

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05-31-2015 12:08 AM

I just became the owner of a Porter Cable 690 Router, I already have a Milwaukee 5615 BodyGrip. What should I do? I am not in a position of using a second router. (My goal in the transaction was to acquire the bits that came with the PC, the seller would not sell just the bits.) I have seen parts on eBay going for a decent chunk separately. Also I have no real idea about the value on it, as most sales I can see are of the 690LR. So any advice would be appreciated.


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#1 posted 05-31-2015 12:11 AM

Keep it; you’ll come to your senses and want a second router soon enough.

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#2 posted 05-31-2015 12:17 AM

Keep it for a router table

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#3 posted 05-31-2015 12:22 AM

I knew you guys where going to do this! If I am going to keep it I would like to know if a $60 purchase price was reasonable, with about 25 bits of varying use?

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#4 posted 05-31-2015 12:30 AM


I knew you guys where going to do this! If I am going to keep it I would like to know if a $60 purchase price was reasonable, with about 25 bits of varying use?

- Horttiger

Terrible deal. On second thought, you’re not going to want to be reminded of that every time you look at the router or bits. If you just want to forget about the whole thing, you can send it to me.

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#5 posted 05-31-2015 12:52 AM

$60 is not bad for 690 that’s in good shape, even better with the bits.

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#6 posted 05-31-2015 02:19 AM

I do believe I sense some slight sarcasm in Robs post.

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#7 posted 05-31-2015 02:48 AM

Yes, lots of routers are handy. We’ve got about 7 in the shop and acquire more whenever bargains show up. They get dedicated setups and are left that way for quick access at all times.

The nicest routers that are easy to setup are kept for general purpose use.

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#8 posted 05-31-2015 03:17 AM

The 1st time you are forced to stop a part of a project because you have to change bits and know you’ll be switching back after a couple minutes you’ll appreciate the 2nd router.

I wouldn’t use the 690 in a router table, not enough power if you have or intend an RT in the future I’d go with a beast 3HP and better

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