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04-17-2010 05:47 AM
I just bought a Milwaukee 5625 3 1/2 hp router, appears to have very minimal use and is in like new condition. It comes with 2 sub bases and a T wrench for above the table adjustments. I bought it off of CL for 60.00. WOWOWOWOWOWOWEEEEEEEEEEE.
I am a strong advocate of finding great deals on CL and this is really just one of many. This router is barely broken in and has me very excited. The router feels very well built and feels very substantial in my hand. I have a collection of PC 690 routers, one 2 1/4 hp Hitatch, one 2 1/4 Frued (mounted in a table) but I honestly have never owned a router this strong at 3 1/2 hp. This router, while it feels heavy, still feels light enough to be considered a decent hand held router. I actually use my 3 hp shaper for any heavy duty stuff. So I am not even sure I will have a good use for it. But I always say, if the deal is this good, buy now, think later… LOL
I actually stockpile 1 3/4 and 2 1/4 hp routers because they are so useful around the shop for handheld stuff. The listing did not specify which router this was so I was mainly calling looking to pick up the popular 1 3/4 hp milwaukee or maybe the 2 1/4, but when he said 3 1/2 hp, I was surprised.
Well, all excitement aside, after giving this some thought, I am leaning towards blessing a close friend of mine with the router. Just recently he hooked me up with a very nice PC 3 nail gun set, that usually goes for 190.00 new. So maybe I can get him back this way. Anyway, any suggestions are welcome.