PC 310 Trim Router $60 shipped

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Forum topic by tommyt654 posted 04-02-2011 12:48 AM 3001 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 04-02-2011 12:53 AM

If I didn’t already have two I might be all over it. But wait, aren’t routers like clamps, you can never have too many…..
Right A1Jim….lol

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#2 posted 04-02-2011 01:03 AM

I have 7,err 8 now:)

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#3 posted 04-02-2011 01:17 AM

I know very little about routers. What’s this type used for?

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#4 posted 04-02-2011 03:58 AM

Primarily laminate trimming,but these small routers are great for the smaller bits and it fits easily in the palm of 1 hand for use.I have used mine for mortising as well as a variety of other things with the smaller bits with 1/4 inch shanks.

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#5 posted 04-02-2011 04:13 AM

At this price, you could buy a few and leave each set up with a roundover bit of a different radius, that sort of thing.

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#6 posted 04-02-2011 06:01 AM

And for another $99, Amazon will sell you the matching 690LR Fixed Base Router.

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#7 posted 04-02-2011 04:03 PM

Then theres this rebate that’ll knock another $20 off this deal as well, but only on the PC 690,

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#8 posted 04-02-2011 04:13 PM

That’s a good price I have same one ,purchased a few years ago,was more than that
I use it more than I Thought I would
The other two trim routers ,I have set up for making wood nuts and bolts,Well ! just the bolts

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#9 posted 04-02-2011 06:54 PM

Ah you fooled me saying it was the 310 which they no longer make. The 7310 is just a shadow of the trim router that the 310 was. At that price though, the 7310 is a decent trimmer.

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#10 posted 04-02-2011 11:33 PM

Well thats debatable as this 7310 is rated at a higher amp rating vs the 310, while I will agree the aluminum casting on the 310 was considerately beefier as it was designed for production use this 7310 is a somewhat smaller lighter version rated at 3/4 hp and 5.6 amps vs the 4.0 amps of the 310. Either way its a steal at this price when compared to other routers of the same designation such as the small Bosch, DeWalts that are available on the market today and its just as well built as them IMO and while I only have the Bosch to compare it with for this price its a great backup router to have in case one quits or just to have another roundover bit handy for immediate use:)

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#11 posted 04-10-2011 06:05 PM

You can’t have too many routers. At this price I’m all over it. I’ve got several bits that cost more than this.
I have several common bits that I use all the time. It’s nice to chuck them in a router and leave them in all the time.

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#12 posted 04-10-2011 06:29 PM

If it were up to me, I’d have 6 PC trim routers lying at the ready with common bits. This is a good deal. Thanks!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#13 posted 04-10-2011 09:14 PM

I had one of these and let it go. I could not get the base to stay at 90 to the bit, and with all the plastic laminate work I was doing at the time, this tool was a liability, not a friend. It also has a higher center of gravity than I prefer. I love my 310s, all three of ‘em. I’ll buy a fourth when I come across it.



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