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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 03-03-2012 08:47 PM 755 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bandit571

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03-03-2012 08:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource router

As part of my tax refund fun, I stopped by the local Sears store. Came away from there with a new router kit, for about $147 out the door. The bases both will take my P-C bushings, so NOW I can can finally use my three year old P-C dovetail jig! This came with both a fixed base, and a plunge base. ALL METAL!

Variable speed, electronic soft start. Starts up nice and easy, and quite quietly. There are three LEDs as a “work light”. On-Off switch is just a toggle switch. There is even a wrench to use as an in the table router raiser. Edge guide as well. A cloth (of some sort ) carrying bag holds all the goodies. A look at the plunge base:

And the controls:

How did it do in the jig? Well I haven’t used this jig in a couple of YEARS, other than to set tools on, but I more or less just slapped two pieces of Oak into it , set the bit height, cut a few half-blind dovetails. A look:

After I fine tune things, this should be a lot better. Not too bad a deal, though. Price was right.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use


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Bill White

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#1 posted 03-03-2012 09:35 PM

Maybe Sears got something right afterall. Sure looks good.
Work on the DT fixture set up a bit, and you’ll have it rockin’.
Bill

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#2 posted 03-03-2012 09:40 PM

Routers I’ll have to look into those contraptions . LOL
Enjoy your new router.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#3 posted 03-03-2012 09:44 PM

Can never have enough routers. At least that is what I tell my wife. Craftsman has some decent tools. Some are crap, but some are very good. I too have a craftsman router and I enjoy it.
Now go make some saw dust:)

-- Joe from Western Ma.... Peace to all

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