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Forum topic by mart posted 02-17-2009 02:36 AM 849 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mart

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02-17-2009 02:36 AM

I have to gloat a little about my Craig’s List router find. I picked up a Porter Cable 3 1/4hp (7519) for $180 last fall. I used it a few times but really put it to work the other day making base molding and cutting a bunch of dadoes. What a horse! That PC has tons of power and makes short work of profiling base molding. It was a simple ogee profile but a fairly good sized one and hard maple. No trace of bogging down. I did take it in two passes. I am going to build the New Yankee router table around this big workhorse. Just had to gloat a little.

Mart


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#1 posted 02-17-2009 02:44 AM

Nice score, Mart. That router sells for 300+ new. Sounds like you got a good deal and it is a quality tool as well.

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#2 posted 02-17-2009 03:06 AM

I love the read about gloats. It says good deals occasionally come my way if I am patient and look for them.

Enjoy your router.

Dalec

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#3 posted 02-17-2009 11:28 PM

That is a great score – At the Woodworking show – Hydraflow had the 7518 (5 speed version) in their booth for 319.00 usually 349, and they were including a PC trim router (says 67dollars normally). Good deal but I passed on parting with >3 franklins this weekend – needed to spens some on SWMBO for Valentines instead.

Enjoy
Dave

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#4 posted 02-18-2009 12:10 AM

nice acquisition!

i saw one of these on our st. louis craigslist once for $70!!!! they didn’t know what they had i think.

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