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01-05-2012 11:20 PM

Hi I´m totally new to woodworking, but have visited LJ frequently, and gotten a few ideas. I have seen lots of you, use a table mounted router, with a lift. I would like one very much, but since I come from Denmark, I have a problem finding the right tools. Here we have 230 volts 50 Hz, and there isn’t a lot routers to find. Any suggestions, to wich router to buy??


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#1 posted 01-05-2012 11:36 PM

Are there adapters around that you could use a 110 volt router?

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#2 posted 01-05-2012 11:39 PM

I’m a big fan of router lifts. I caution you to check and see if a lift is available for a router you decide to buy. Be advised that lifts are only available for a few of the more popular models.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 01-05-2012 11:47 PM

Like Rich says lifts are only available for limited number of routers. if you can adapt to a 110 volt router I think Porter Cable is a good choice.

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#4 posted 01-05-2012 11:59 PM

You should be able to get a Trend router in 220, probably a Hitachi, definitely a Bosch, and maybe a few others.

You don’t need a lift with the Trend, many lifts work with the Hitachi, don’t know about Bosch (other than reviews are good).

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#5 posted 01-06-2012 01:31 AM

When I worked at Porter Cable we produced 240 V 50 Hz tools for export to Europe. Among these were the 75XX series routers

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#6 posted 01-06-2012 01:36 AM

Mickey has some good advice. I’m not sure, but I think that if you get the PC 890 series, a lift will be expensive. I think you can find the less expensive lifts for other models. Good luck. Welcome to the site.

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#7 posted 01-06-2012 05:54 PM

thank you for the quick replies.
I have found the pc 75192, but it´s very hard to find in a 230v, but I have to keep looking.

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#8 posted 01-06-2012 06:41 PM

you may want to see if you can find a Triton that is 220 there manufactured in Australia you may be able to find one form them that is 220. There are manuals that i can find on the internet for a 220 version. they also have a built in lift. you may be able to call the manufacture and see if they can get you one

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#9 posted 01-06-2012 07:36 PM

You can buy lots of routers in 230 volt formats. Just go to ebay
and look at routers shipping from countries that use that voltage,
like the UK or most any other country in Europe. Several Dewalt
routers are made in Italy and have 230 volt versions available. Festo
and Mafell routers are made in Germany in 230 volt formats. I
don’t know where Trend routers are made but they are available
in Europe in 230 volts.

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#10 posted 01-06-2012 07:44 PM

Here’s an affordable 230 volt router kit you can buy from a UK seller
shipped to Denmark.

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