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Forum topic by CB_Cohick posted 01-22-2015 03:15 PM 1333 views 0 times favorited 28 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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CB_Cohick

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01-22-2015 03:15 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router

I know Craftsman isn’t what it used to be. That said, I ran across a Groupon for a 2 hp combo kit. For $80, I think it might be worth a shot. Anybody have experience with this model? The Sears site shows it as a Model # 27683 .

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.


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#1 posted 01-22-2015 03:53 PM

Can’t get the link to work.

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#2 posted 01-22-2015 04:04 PM

I’d buy it but I don’t need one :(

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#3 posted 01-22-2015 04:12 PM



Can t get the link to work.

- ohtimberwolf

Well, shoot. I probably messed up somehow. Sorry about that. It seems to be working for me, but you might try google-ing “Groupon Craftsman 2HP Router Combo Kit with Fixed and Plunge Base ” if you are interested.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#4 posted 01-22-2015 04:45 PM

I have that router in my arsenal of 9 routers. I like the soft start and it seems to be a good albeit heavy router. None of my routers, save the one in the table, get too much action, as they all pretty much have specific duties. That ones duty is rabbeting and does a splendid job. I just used it recently to put a fairly deep rabbet some 8/4 oak, no bog plenty of power. Soft start is a bonus on a router that size.

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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#5 posted 01-22-2015 04:48 PM

I have a craftsman router and don’t like it because it isn’t variable speed. They also have many plastic parts, which are flimsy and appear unreliable.

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#6 posted 01-22-2015 05:24 PM

That’s a hefty discount. I wouldn’t consider paying $200+ for it, but if I needed a value router, I’d sure consider paying $80 for one.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Tennessee

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#7 posted 01-22-2015 06:32 PM

You have to ask yourself, “Why would Sears allow this model to be put on a Groupon coupon for 60% off?”

-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com

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#8 posted 01-22-2015 06:32 PM

Found it. Makes me want to order it although I don’t think I need it. However, I don’t have a plunge router so…

How much is shipping on it?

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#9 posted 01-22-2015 08:31 PM


How much is shipping on it?

- ohtimberwolf

It must be included in the purchase price. For my order the only additional expense was sales tax. So it ended up being $87 or so.

-- Chris - Would work, but I'm too busy reading about woodwork.

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#10 posted 01-22-2015 08:48 PM

Hmmm, just wondering outloud…..

Since when does 11 amps equal 2HP? 11 amps @ 25volts equals 1375W. Each HP needs, in the best scenario, 746W. In the real world we figure about 1000w per HP when figuring circuits in a motor home. Real life experience the draw is closer to 1250W for 1HP.

I am not putting this unit down by any means, but wonder where the figures, even if it is from marketing, come from.

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#11 posted 01-22-2015 08:49 PM

That sounds like a better than average deal. I just don’t have a need for another router. According to the description on the Sears website, dust ports and edge guide are included, as well as 1/2 and 1/4 inch collets.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#12 posted 01-22-2015 08:50 PM

Sears website actually rates it at 12 amps. Either way, router and shop vac ratings are way out of whack! If it plugs into a 120v outlet, it won’t produce more than 2hp for long enough to matter.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#13 posted 01-22-2015 09:36 PM

I just placed an order (10 minutes ago)....
Went back to look at the add….
It says that the item is SOLD OUT!!!

Thanks for the heads up…. I needed another router in my arsenal!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#14 posted 01-22-2015 10:02 PM

They must have made a mistake on the price and realized what had happened and changed it.
This happened to me a few years ago when I bought some aquarium filter for a real cheap price and after I ordered them I decided to go and order more. They changed the price to almost 3 times what they were originally selling them for.
I did get my original order but have never seen them for that price again.
It’s called an oops!!
I am in retail and it happens all the time. Even after the ads are proof read by 2 or 3 other people.

-- Steve: Franklin, WI

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#15 posted 01-22-2015 10:04 PM

I have so burned out with anything that Sear might offer….........................
Sorry to sound like a curmudgeon.
My OLD Craftsman tools are great.
Bill

-- bill@magraphics.us

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