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Forum topic by SteveMO posted 05-05-2010 02:39 AM 1231 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-05-2010 02:39 AM

Well my PC pistol grip router finally died. It’s been around since the 1960’s. I inherited it from my father. I’s now enshrined in my tool shop. Talk about holding up to use. I couldn’t count the hrs. it had of use or the amount of feet it routed. I now have a brand new Hitachi KM12VC router. The PC bits are still in use as well as a 15 pc MLCS kit. It’s a great piece of machinery. Quiet, powerful, and multi featured. But I’m going to miss that PC. I smile every time I look at it resting on that shelf. I’ll post a review once I get used to the new Hitachi. :)

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#1 posted 05-05-2010 03:24 AM


I got a PC that I don’t use…I don’t like it because to be honest I am scared of it. It is practically brand new…I will trade you for it…What do you have to offer?

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#2 posted 05-05-2010 02:42 PM

I wonder if the tools we buy today will hold up as well as the tools made 40+ years ago.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 05-05-2010 04:52 PM

Sorry to hear the old PC finally passed on. Its nice though that you have decided to keep it in your shop museum. I have a number of tools, Craftsman circular saw, jig saw, drill, etc, that my dad had from the 1960s…they are all steel cased, in excellent condition, and still work, but I have been keeping them in my collection just because they are cool, and they were his.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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