|Forum topic by bandit571||posted 03-03-2012 08:47 PM||755 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
03-03-2012 08:47 PM
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