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Forum topic by jockmike2 posted 01-14-2007 at 09:50 PM 3840 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2007 at 09:50 PM

One thing I liked, was the start button is built into the handle like my B and D router. It has a very slow start I mean slllooooowwww. But once it gets wound out it runs smooth and has plenty of power. It would be a great router for a table, it’s too heavy for table work, at least for me. It came with a modest amount of xtras and vertually no owners manual to speak of. I’t has 3 power settings. Which could be over come by getting a router power adjuster at Harbor Freight for little or nothing. I can’t tell you how its gonna last. but it looks well made and tight, It has a button too to hold down the trigger. It came with a rip fence and a couple other do dads and a 1/4 inch collet and 1/2 inch. But also fits 3/8s. On a scale of 1-10 I’d give it a 7 or 8. jockmike2

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#1 posted 01-15-2007 at 11:45 AM

I never heard of an O’Malley router. Do you have any pictures?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#2 posted 01-15-2007 at 02:13 PM

sorry Os, but go to their website www. O’malleys.com and you can take a gander. A few weeks ago they had their 3hp plunge routers on sale for 89.00 usd, what a deal, so I bought one just because they were so cheap. It turned out to be not to bad a router. I don’t know if they’re still on sale, worth checking out. mike, your bud, ps I can’t get my computer to download photos.

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#3 posted 01-16-2007 at 06:24 AM

Mike, the site is under construction, but toolSeeker.com shows a price of, $79.99 w/ $5.00 for shipping so they seem to be on sale, still. Don’t worry about the photos there’s one on toolseeker. Thanks.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#4 posted 01-16-2007 at 07:13 AM

Mike, I’m glad your satisfied, there’s nothing worse than putting out cash for something you wish you hadn’t.
About images, I don’t know if you meant transfering to LJ, or what, but this is the site I’ve been using to upload images, & it’s free. http://allyoucanupload.webshots.com/

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#5 posted 01-16-2007 at 07:35 AM

Thanks a ton Dick, I have just gone crazy trying to figure out how to download pictures, I lost all my photos I had stored in my computer trying to download them. I think I sent them out to the internet. mike

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#6 posted 01-16-2007 at 08:34 AM

Mike, I hope you had them backed up on a disk.

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#7 posted 01-16-2007 at 12:31 PM

Mike – here is a copy of a reply I posted on one of Dicks blogs. I was looking forward to getting one of these great deals I had read about.

I have read a couple of blogs about the O’Malley router, back in October i visited thier website got some ideas for a couple of Christmas presents. Emailed them because I was having trouble with thier website not putting a drill in the shopping cart. The emailed me back that it would not be available until after Christmas. As December rolled around i thought i would check thier site again. I had a lot of difficultiy, it would take me to a different site. Because i had emailed them before I had thier support email address. Below is the email i sent them after finding thier tools onsale by someone else on Ebay.

Are you only selling through the ebay store “Touched by a Rose”. When
> I type “O’Malley Tool” in the search box the only O’Malley tools that
> display are from “Touched by a Rose” a store from Canada. They are
> selling the router for $138.59 USD, and shipping of $18.00 compared to
> your original website of $79.99 and $5.00 shipping. If this is not the
> store you are selling them through, please send me the url so I can
> find your store. If you have your own store other than the one listed
> above, you may want to check into why it does not show under the
> search. Also when I type in “omalley tool” there are no items found.
> Many people looking for your tools may not put the apostrophe in the
> name. The blogs I have seen will have it both ways.
>
> Thanks,
> Joel Tille

Response by O’Malley:
Hi,

Unfortunately we are not selling our tools online anymore. There are a few resellers on ebay, but they are not directly associated with us. We are transitioning to selling only other name brand tools on ebay.

James
O’Malley Tool Company

I had also contacted the BBB of Texas, They did not have any record of this company.
Just thought I would relay the information I had.

-- Joel Tille

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#8 posted 01-16-2007 at 03:50 PM

Thanks for the information, Joel.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#9 posted 01-02-2013 at 02:41 PM

I bought there biscuit jointer and it has been great however they are no longer in business. it is a shame

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