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Forum topic by spclPatrolGroup posted 07-19-2010 07:39 PM 846 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-19-2010 07:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router

My plunge router has recently decided to crap out on me. Since it seems like I have recently been personally financing the college fund of the local tool dealers son I thought I could find a way to save some money. Since I have a PC 895PK router that is fixed to my router table I thought I would just purchased the plunge base for it until I purchase a real plunge router (I am not a fan of the swappable base routers, I prefer to have the power switch on the handles, and being able to lock the router in place by twisting the handles, rather than a separate lever). I had the guy at the counter look up the price for just the plunge base, and it came to $175! Really? The 893 kit with router, and both bases only costs $230. Since I need a plunge router to finish my project, and no one in town sells actual plunge routers, I ended up picking up the 893 kit. I don’t mind having an extra motor around the shop, but it seems anytime I need a part for a tool, it’s usually a better deal just to replace the tool. I guess we live in a disposable society.

My Dad had the mechanism for lifting the blade guard on his DeWalt miter saw break, and the price to fix it was 80% of the price of the saw, so he got a new one, and the one with the broken blade guard is now his shop saw, as he can no longer have it on the jobsite due to OSHA.

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#1 posted 07-19-2010 07:46 PM

you are right about disposable , as soon as we are ready to work for less than the chinese ,

we can have work here again .
and make things the american way

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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