|Forum topic by savan||posted 05-06-2013 02:07 PM||1367 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
05-06-2013 02:07 PM
About a month ago I found a steal of a deal on the aforementioned router. It was on sale and I had a craftsman club coupon. I ended up getting it for about ~$80. Well I took it back because there was WAY to much lateral slop in the plunge base. Anyone else had similar experience with this brand or other?
It sat for about a month until last weekend. Yesterday I mounted it to a table and a new hardboard plate. I noticed that the hole created by my flush trim bit was oblong…strange. I thought it was strange when I was raising the unit using the through table adjustment and it would hop every 1/4 inch or so.
So, i went underneath and measured both sides at the handles to the table. There was that 1/4 inch! The dang thing was tipped to one side under the table. I took the router out of the table and put it right side up on the the table top. I grabbed the handles and tried to wobble the unit and sure enough there was an audible click in the guides. I immediately took it back. I only bought it a month ago AND I bought the protection.
Before I did a straight swap I checked out the display units and 4/5 of the display units had observable slop in the bases. As this router was going to be almost exclusively undermounted I said screw it and grabbed a fixed base unit. I figured that was one less unnecessary moving part to fail…
#2 I liked the soft start
#3 I liked the power:dollar ratio
#4 good exchange policy and service at my sears