|Forum topic by TomB19||posted 02-07-2014 08:10 PM||1038 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-07-2014 08:10 PM
I have a couple of routers: Milwaukee 5625 (table mounted), 3 x Hitachi M12VC, and a 20 year old PC 690 dual base kit. Not one of those routers is underpowered for my needs. I have no need of removing massive material in one pass with a 3 1/2 inch panel bit. If I were doing it again, I’d go with a affordable Hitachi in my main router table, too.
The only plunge router I have is the old PC and it’s OK. I should probably just pipe down and use it but I’m looking for something different.
I’d like something stable so I can trim laminate with less risk of botching it and I thought it could also be a general purpose plunger. I might be looking for a perspective on this, as much as router advice.
Does anyone use a DeWalt 611P for general purpose plunge routing? It looks like it would be a nice little router. I would have to re-purchase quite a few bits in 1/4” shank but maybe that’s not a big deal.
The Milwaukee 2-1/4 Max HP EVS Multi-Base Router Kit looks like nice mid range router and it takes 1/2” bits.
I’ve never had a decent plunger and it would have been nice to have on a couple of projects.
Any perspectives offered will be appreciated. Thanks!