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06-26-2010 06:30 AM
I just wanted to mention that just 2 days ago I took a stroll through Lowes tools. My sister gave me a 50.00 lowes card for my B day. I actually like HD for tools and did not have high hopes of any great deal from Lowes but hey I had the card. I actually found Lowes was clearing out the PC 890 router for 79.00. They were out of them but the clerk says he could sell me the display router for 25% off. So for 60.00, or 10.00 out of my pocket, I got a PC 890 fixed/plunge base router. I used it right away to plunge route the edge of 2 lazy suzan doors in order to inset my SOSS hinges. The plunge action is extremely smooth. It is simply an amazing router. Somehow or another, PC made this motor run fairly quiet. All of my 690 motors are loud, much louder then this 890. I spun the bit up to top speed and still it sounded fairly quiet which I was impressed with. I also took a fairly deep plunge with a 3/8” up cut spiral bit and it did not seem to struggle at all.
So I have been blessed with great router deals. I posted last month when I bought a like brand new milwaukee 3 1/2 hp router on CL for 60 and I am in the process of trading that router for a Jet shaper.
With the addition of this 890 I think one of my 690 plunge/fixed kit is now expendable and I am considering selling it. I now have 2 690 plunge/fixed kits, 1 hitatchi (2 1/4hp) plunge/fixed and now 1 890 plunge/fixed kit. I just do not need that many plunge routers…
Well, happy woodworking everyone!!!