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11-17-2010 06:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router dewalt trim router compact router led router

I am in the market for a new compact router and watched the video for the new offering from DEWALT.
I was interested in the unit primarily because they incorporated LED lights in the chassis.

My problem is that DEWALT Canada has decided not to carry it.
Further checking I find that DEWALT has no on line Dealers carrying the product.

This means that I can’t even see the retail price for the unit.

I’m not sure what to make of all this so… have any of you tried or purchased this unit and if so , what are your thoughts?

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner


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#1 posted 11-17-2010 06:59 PM

Have you looked at the Porter cable version, its virtually identical (no soft start) and $100 cheaper

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#2 posted 11-17-2010 07:22 PM

HI Tony:
Nope I didn’t.
I asked the Dewalt Rep here a couple of weeks ago and got the no answer from him . Never thought to check Porter cable and they wer at the same showing albeit no one was in the booth whenI went by.
I’ll check on the internet today and see what’s up.

Thanks
Bob

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#3 posted 11-17-2010 07:32 PM

Hey Bob,

I use the Bosch Colt router. I love it! Soft Start, Variable speed. $159 down at Marson Equipment. When I need to do something with a router, I reach for my Colt ;)

Great Router!

http://marsonequipment.com/product.php?id=781

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#4 posted 11-17-2010 07:39 PM

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#5 posted 11-17-2010 07:46 PM

Saw this at the local Woodcraft store. I think the router alone was about $149 and the combo was $189, and they had it at 10% off under their anniversary sale.

Rob

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#6 posted 11-17-2010 07:50 PM

Thanks guys. Now I have something to go on.
Dewlat seem to think that they have no internet dealers.

That Amazon price is sweet but they dont ship to Canada :-(
Maybe I ship it to my hotel when I’m in Vegas at Xmas.

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#7 posted 11-17-2010 07:50 PM

Amazon is really heavily discounting DeWalt tools, also here in Europe – I recently got 950€ of DeWalt products for 350€

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#8 posted 11-17-2010 07:52 PM

Phred:
That was going to be my second choice. I wanted the lights and plunge base to simplifiy inlays.

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#9 posted 11-17-2010 07:58 PM

what happens in vegas, stays in vegas ;)

I think the Colt is a great router, but the plunge base on the dewalt and the light well justify the cost difference, and make it a more versatile tool.

here’s the direct link to toolking (based in CO I believe, and they do ship to CA) for the KIT with the plunge base:
http://www.toolking.com/dewalt-dwp611pk-1-25-hp-max-torque-variable-speed-compact-router-combo-kit

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#10 posted 11-17-2010 08:34 PM

Plunge…Ooooo. I’m interested too Bob. Thanks Sharon and all for the links.

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#11 posted 11-17-2010 09:41 PM

I just tried the Amazon via Tool king route a couple of minutes ago.
the quotes $27.90 or about for shipping to Canada not including of course the brokerage fee that will be roughtly $30.00.
Somehow when I got to the check out the bill was charge $49.94 – shipping and handling.

If the shipped USPS it could cost me $30.50 plus $5.00 brokerage to my door. (6-10 day delivery )
http://ircalc.usps.gov/MailServices.aspx?country=10054&m=7&p=6&o=8&l=15&w=12&h=6&g=0&r=True

So By UPS it costs around $79.00 and by USPS it costs around $35.00.

I may as well dump it in my luggage at xmas for $139.00 total!

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#12 posted 11-17-2010 09:49 PM

I will go with the dewalt. I will be ordering mine next week. I will definitely buy the bundle with the pluge base. It will come handy in many situation especially inlays. That should be around $199.

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#13 posted 11-18-2010 01:27 AM

I’m going with Dewalt too as soon as I can find a merchant that ships USPS.
Not much luck so far but I have money and they will come. <g>

It’s like the old “Baseball idea”.

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#14 posted 11-18-2010 04:32 PM

Seems like a nice router and the plunge base sure is nice but seems like you almost have yourself a PC 690 by the time you put it in the plunge base. It seems the body is a little bigger then the colt which I thought was the whole reason for the colt. These are supposed to be small palm routers. All that aside it still seems nice although I’d wait to hear some reviews before i bought.

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#15 posted 11-18-2010 04:37 PM

I ordered two (one as a gift) through Amazon and they were shipped from CPO earlier this week. I played with the fixed base model at one of the big boxes a couple weeks ago and it is head and shoulders above the Bosch Colt. I’m hoping the plunge base works well. If not, back it goes. By the way, CPO shipped it via FedEx so I’m not sure if USPS would be an option.

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