Porter Cable 690LR Router for $99!!!!

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03-30-2009 11:13 PM

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Just in case you haven’t heard, the new Rockler ad (4-4-2009) is going to have this router $99. I forget the specific amount but they are going to put it on sale for so much and then there’s a PC rebate to send in for either $20 or $30.

This is a GREAT deal. Even if you already have a router, this is a great second router that you could leave mounted on your table.

PC 690LR Router

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#1 posted 03-30-2009 11:37 PM

Do you have details on the rebate? I can only find reference to one that expired 31 January 2009.


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#2 posted 03-30-2009 11:51 PM

sounds good!....i’ll be pending to order one

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#3 posted 03-31-2009 12:15 AM

Elsewhere you can buy the Porter Cable 690LR for $105.00 without the hassle of a rebate. This is an excellent router and you can’t beat the price!

-- Don, Utah,

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#4 posted 03-31-2009 04:43 AM

This is great!! Where will I be able to find the ad on the 4th?

Edit: Never mind. I just took a closer look at the original post

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#5 posted 03-31-2009 05:07 AM

This is a great router. I have it and use it as my hand held router.

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#6 posted 04-10-2009 07:54 PM

$99 is hard to beat. I picked one up used for $50 but I may pick up another if I can find a deal on the plunge base.

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#7 posted 04-10-2009 07:57 PM

Hi would they send to Scotland??do you think??Alistair

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#8 posted 04-10-2009 11:44 PM


I could be wrong, but I thought I saw a plunge base for this router on ebay reecntly. Can’t say if its still available, but it couldn’t hurt to check.

-- Dave, Colonie, NY

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#9 posted 04-11-2009 04:07 AM

Anyone here have a problem with the fact that this tool is now made 8 miles SOUTH of Brownsville, Texas and no longer in Jackson, TN ?? And the parts are imported from _ ?

Great deal indeed fior 99 bucks.

-- David,

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#10 posted 04-12-2009 04:09 AM

Apparently not….

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#11 posted 04-12-2009 04:24 AM

federalsaw, i’m not sure whats imported and whats not imported now adays. I try to buy the most american products I can. Although I do have a bosch router, jig saw, and a couple grinders. Bosch assembles there products in mt. prospect, illinios. I’ve contemplated buying grizzly, but I’ve opted to get delta, jet, dewalt, porter-cable or milwaukee, instead.

They probably moved facilities now that black & decker, dewalt, porter cable, delta are all now owned buy the same parent company. I’m not a big fan of the this. The more mergers means there are less companies competing against each other; this could mean there a chance that price might go down, but so might the quality. I hope it doesn’t happen, but it could.

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#12 posted 04-12-2009 04:32 AM

Sean, I’ll never, EVER give grief to anybody on how they spend their money. None of my business. I will however point out what I feel to be the lunacy in our world as it relates to tools and where they are made.

As I have a vast collection of Porter-Cable/Rockwell tools, and am a distributor, the fact that several years ago Black & Decker of all companies bought them and bean counters, who have NEVER held a power tool in their hands in their life started with the “lets make these tools with slave labor” crap “as cheaply as possible…quite frankly pisses me off.

That’s all…....

-- David,

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#13 posted 04-12-2009 04:54 AM

I personally am not impressed with the plunge base. Don’t get me wrong, it works, but if you do a lot of plunge work, buck up and get the dedicated plunge. It is a hassle to change back and forth and the dedicated plunge is a lot more user friendly,

great deal on the router though. I have 6, wife would make me sleep in the shop if I bought another. Guess that wouldn’t be so bad now would it? It is heated.

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