Plunge base for PC 690LR Router

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Forum topic by KevinH posted 04-10-2013 04:31 AM 1806 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-10-2013 04:31 AM

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I recently purchased a Porter Cable 690LR fixed-base router on clearance. I may swap it for the Ryobi router I have in my router table, or use it as a hand-held.

It looks like PC sells a plunge base (model #6931) for the this router, which I may get. I also noticed on Ebay that there is an older 6931 and a newer 6931 (Type II?).

Does anyone have experience with either of these 6931 plunge bases?



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#1 posted 04-10-2013 07:16 PM

I have a 6931. It doesn’t get much use (and I have 8 690 motors). You can’t plunge very deep with it, due to the design.

It hardly ever gets the call. I have other PC bigger routers that plunge and they’ve got the range I need.



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#2 posted 04-10-2013 11:31 PM

The 6931 plunge base isn’t that great.
The main reason for me is that the plunge motion is wayyyy to jerky.

Keep it in the router table.
There’s one in mine.

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#3 posted 04-11-2013 01:04 PM

Thank you, Lee and NiteWalker, for your feedback.


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