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happy_budah

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2425 days ago

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 2425 days ago

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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doyoulikegumwood

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#2 posted 2425 days ago

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 2425 days ago

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 2425 days ago

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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gizmodyne

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#5 posted 2425 days ago

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

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#6 posted 2425 days ago

I like my 690. Had it for many years.

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#7 posted 2425 days ago

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

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