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paulcoyne

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1734 days ago

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hey guys lookin to buy a router sometime soon for mounting in a router table thing is i would love a monster of a router big as i can get so i can be limmitless any ideas or recomandations…

maybe santa will bring me one :)

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that


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BlankMan

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#1 posted 1734 days ago

I user the Porter-Cable 3-1/4HP and it does a fine job, even swinging 3-1/2” raised panel bits. I bought just the motor because I have Rockler’s version of the Jessem Mast-R-Lift. before I had this one I used the Porter-Cable 3-1/4HP Plunger Router and that one worked fine too, so now I have the Porter-Cable 3-1/4HP Plunger Router for general use. But I don’t find that I need that much power in a hand held a lot, the 1-1/2 & 1-3/4HP cover most of what I need to do.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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WayneC

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#2 posted 1734 days ago

Hmmm. Monster of a router as big as one can get…. Why not a shaper?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Ger21

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#3 posted 1734 days ago

I use the Porter Cable as well. Make sure you get the variable speed model.

-- Gerry, http://home.comcast.net/~cncwoodworker/CNC_Woodworker.html

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paulcoyne

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#4 posted 1734 days ago

why not a shaper… 2 reasons space and eh mostly price someday tho..

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End_Grain

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#5 posted 1733 days ago

3HP variable speed, reversible Woodtek shaper with sliding table for $400.00, used. Came with all the spindles and 1/2” router collet. The sliding table sure is nice when doing the short end grain coping cuts on raised panels. Compare that to a router, router table and lift combined costs. You’ll find the space

-- My greatest fear is that when I die, my wife will sell all my stuff for what I told her I bought it for.

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WayneC

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#6 posted 1733 days ago

I would tend to agree with End Grain. I do not think a shaper takes more room than my Jessem router table. I have a pair of PC 890s. One in the table and one for hand use.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Pete_Jud

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#7 posted 1733 days ago

I have a 890 mounted in the vertical router table, I like the way I can adjust it from the top of the table without buying an expensive lift. A 19 buck wrench unlocks and then raises and lowers through 2 holes in the table insert.

-- Life is to short to own an ugly boat.

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GaryK

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#8 posted 1733 days ago

I also have a Porter Cable 7518 3-1/4hp 5-Speed Router in my router table.
I also use a woodpecker PRL lift that is made for it. If you really want to go all out then get one of these for it.

Whiteside Eliminator Quick Change Chuck
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-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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paulcoyne

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#9 posted 1733 days ago

just got 3.5 hours sleep and off to the fair now it might become a reality after today :)

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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knotscott

5425 posts in 2008 days


#10 posted 1733 days ago

My 5625 has been a workhorse, and has above table height adjust.

The Freud FT3000 has above table height adjust, above table height lock, and makes for easy one handed above table bit changes.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Kindlingmaker

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#11 posted 1733 days ago

For my router table I use the Freud 3 1/4 HP and it does a great job and since it has the means to crank it up and down I don’t need a lift for it. It has enough power that it scares me somethings…

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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hokieman

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#12 posted 1733 days ago

Fine Woodworking did a review on just what you are looking for and the clear winner was the Triton for a table mounted router. I have one but not their biggest one. It is great for mounting in a table and it is also pretty good for freehand work as well. If you are a fine woodworking subscriber, get on their website and look up this link for their review. http://www.finewoodworking.com/FWNPDF/011189054.pdf

Or if you don’t subscribe to the website services look up FFW #189.

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paulcoyne

133 posts in 1753 days


#13 posted 1733 days ago

went excellent sold a lot of stuff because i made sure to have a large amont of low budget stuff but also had some more expensive bowls as well which sold too, even sold some pasta measures :) i think i sold a great deal more than the rest at the show and part of that comes down to lumberjocks because of the vast knowlage base here i was well prepared.. my cuff links were the biggest seller

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rtb

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#14 posted 1733 days ago

Freud and you won’t have to have a lift its all done by the router from on top and at 3 +/- hp it will handle just about anything you want it to. I’ll bet that all of these fine Porter Cable’s are from before B&D got a hold of PC

-- RTB. stray animals are just looking for love

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paulcoyne

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#15 posted 1733 days ago

freund looks pretty great and lots of nice features looking for irish or uk suppliers at the moment,
this is why LJ is so good yesterday i didnt know what i wanted today i am informed and prety decided
cheers all :)

-- thats not a mistake... i ment that

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