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Forum topic by gfadvm posted 10-17-2013 11:51 PM 783 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-17-2013 11:51 PM Is this a good tool?

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#1 posted 10-18-2013 12:02 AM

Yes and it’s awesome, I also have it’s newer bigger brother in the plunge version and I even have its even bigger brother the 3 1/4hp one too.

That is the 5615-20 in case you want to look it up.

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#2 posted 10-18-2013 12:06 AM

Mine is older. Works good though.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 10-18-2013 12:17 AM

It is a great router Andy…I have had one for several years. I find the strap for one handed use to be extremely convenient on many occasions.

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#4 posted 10-18-2013 12:20 AM

It has the best feel of any mid-weight router I have used. I’m one of those
people who grab a router around the body of the tool so I
really appreciate the bodygrip feature. It also has a feature that
lets you adjust it in a router table with a socket.

The micro adjust is very well designed and manufacturing is
tight. The collet nuts are big and the wrenches are thicker
than the average stamped 12 gauge ones.

All in all it’s a fine mid-weight fixed base router. Light years
ahead of the DW610 that was my first 1/2” fixed base.

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#5 posted 10-18-2013 12:20 AM

Thanks guys. I REALLY don’t need to spend more money after buying the mill but this looked too cheap to pass up (and I don’t have a router with a 1/2” collet which I assume this has?

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#6 posted 10-18-2013 01:00 AM

Yup. I have the same router and I agree with the rest of what people have said. Good router. And yes it has a half inch collet.

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#7 posted 10-18-2013 07:22 PM

I have the same router and it has been great for 6 years now. Mine came with both the 1/4” and the 1/2” collet. I believe the plunge body is still available for the router from Millwaukee, so you could use the same motor as both a plunge and regular router.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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