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KevinH

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507 days ago

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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?

Thanks,

KevinH

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 506 days ago

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.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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NiteWalker

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#2 posted 506 days ago

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.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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KevinH

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#3 posted 506 days ago

Thank you, Lee and NiteWalker, for your feedback.

Kevin

-- Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. --Kevin in Happy Valley

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