Skil 1830 Router Kit FYI...

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Forum topic by Ripper70 posted 01-18-2016 05:40 AM 662 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-18-2016 05:40 AM

Hey All,

Just wanted to give my fellow LJ’ers a heads up on the Skil 2.25-HP Variable Speed Plunge Corded Router Kit that is currently on sale at Lowes.

I figured for around $50 bucks (which is a 50% savings) it was a pretty decent deal so off I went to make my purchase. Only problem was they were out of stock. An inquiry with the Tool Guy there revealed that the item was listed as an “N” in the Lowes inventory meaning that not only were they sold out but that there was no plans to carry the router any longer. As a result I was able to purchase the machine they had on display at an even steeper discount. I paid $35 dollars. The only caveat, for me, was that the original box could not be found and so there was no height adjust rod (a simple metal rod about 4” in length that I found online for $1.88) and they couldn’t locate the collet wrench. Still, for $35 bucks it seemed like a great deal for a 2.25 h.p., variable speed router with a 1/2” collet, 1/4” collet adapter and both a fixed and plunge base.

When I got home I went online and checked the other Lowes locations near me and they too were out of stock but 3 of the 4 locations had display units on hand. Assuming the same deal could be had by others in their locales, I figured it’d be worth passing on my experience so that another member could maybe strike the same bargain as I did. Sure, it’s a display unit (mine was a tad dusty) but it’s brand new and carries the full warranty.

Just sayin’...

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#1 posted 01-18-2016 11:30 AM

Can’t beat that price. It’s a good router, and I do like some of the features.

It’s just a 15/16 wrench. No need to order online. Go to your nearest hardware store and your set for the wrench.

I have the same tool. (didn’t get the discount you did). Only problem is that it didn’t come with a guide fence. I have upgraded to a better router now, but I still use it when I have multiple set ups to do and don’t want to change bits.

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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