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Forum topic by happy_budah posted 01-01-2008 11:51 AM 1136 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-01-2008 11:51 AM

Topic tags/keywords: wood router new

hello im in the market for a new router with both 1/4 and 1/2 collets and plunge / fixed base. got a gift card for rockler and was looking at a porter cable….... and the bosch. any ideas????

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#1 posted 01-01-2008 12:20 PM

I’ve been happy with my Porter Cable set, but I’ve heard some rumblings from some other LJs about issues with PCs.

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#2 posted 01-01-2008 02:02 PM

I got thew PC for christmas i havent had a chance to use it but it would have been my first choice if asked

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#3 posted 01-01-2008 02:38 PM

kind of depends on the HP you need. I have a monster porter cable under my router table but for my regular router I have the dewalt set with multi base options. The bosch mini router is also good for small jobs and as a trimmer. Woodcraft has a great price ont he Freud router and it is a good router too

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#4 posted 01-01-2008 05:51 PM

I have been looking at the Triton. Nice innovations, reasonably priced. My primary use will be as a table-mount, and the above table-one wrench, height adjustable features are intriguing. My first router is a PC combo set. I haven’t had any difficulties with it, but I too have been concerned about the Lever-Release model’s negative buzz, and some of the troubles (Dennis) others have posted. If I had the cash for the PC Speedmatic 7518 I would entertain that option. But the 2.25HP and 3.25HP routers from Triton are feature packed and have been on the market long enough to reveal any big flaws and all the buzz is good. And they are way less expensive.

Oh, and I want that Bosch Colt too.

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#5 posted 01-01-2008 06:45 PM

The 890 series are nice routers. A great set to get you started.

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#6 posted 01-01-2008 06:47 PM

I like my 690. Had it for many years.

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#7 posted 01-01-2008 09:13 PM

I really like my Bosch 1716. It is great for hand-held and router table use. No complaints.

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