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Forum topic by WoodNDust posted 10-24-2013 03:20 AM 647 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WoodNDust

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10-24-2013 03:20 AM

Topic tags/keywords: grizzly router porter cable

I just ordered the Porter Cable 690LR from Grizzly for $99.99 plus shipping, which is $13.95. It’s a good price on a classic routing work horse. This sale ends 10.23.2013, so I thought I would share for anyone wanting to get in on a last minute sale.


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#1 posted 10-24-2013 07:44 AM

Those routers are not the quality they used to be, last one I owned was junk.

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#2 posted 10-24-2013 02:33 PM

They’re $115 shipped on amazon so the grizzly sale is ok, but not great.

I disagree about the comment about them not being the quality they used to be. I have one in my router table that gets used a lot harder than it should and another I use freehand; both are workhorses and have been the most reliable tools in my shop.

@darthford; how was your last one junk? Both of mine are newer made in mexico models.

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

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#3 posted 10-25-2013 02:24 AM

Quality was pathetic, warped base, I replaced it with a Milwaukee pistol grip. But if you really want to see pathetic quality my Porter Cable 24” Omni-jig now that was a pile of junk. The whole thing was warped and bowed and out of square. I had a 690 router about 15 years ago that was awesome.

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#4 posted 10-25-2013 03:25 AM

I ended up canceling my order prior to shipping and ordering from Amazon. Primarily I made this change because I know that Amazon has good return options should I find any issues with the router. I had seen this on Amazon prior to my initial Grizzly order but disregarded my gut feeling.

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