poll: router choice

Discussion in 'Tools' started by milehigh_woodcrafter, Apr 12, 2006.

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which router do you prefer?

  1. Porter cable

  2. Milwaukee

  3. Hitachi

  4. DeWalt

  5. Craftsman

  6. Other - specify

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  1. Apr 12, 2006 #1

    milehigh_woodcrafter

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    just curious to see what mid size router everyone uses. 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hp.
     
  2. Apr 12, 2006 #2

    Square Eye

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    Porter Cable 690 with all 3 bases, plunge, D-handle, standard. There are too many accessories available to go with any other.
     
  3. Apr 12, 2006 #3

    inspectorD

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    I have the same stuff.
    Mine also came with the steel box and room for the d-handle ,regular base and my bits in their case to all fit in the router case.

    I love it!!:D
     
  4. Apr 12, 2006 #4

    oldslowchevy

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    just getting in to using a router and i have been slowly switching over to ridgid tools so i went with that as well.olny time will tell weather i will be truely happy with my router but with life time warrenty it was hard to pass upbut i was lookin hard at porter cable as well.i have just got to the point where i hate dewalt and i have my reasons for the but that would be for another topic at another time.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2006 #5

    PaPaDan

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    I bought one of the PC 895 sets with fixed and plunge bases. Just got my Jessem Mast-R-Lift :D to build a really nice router table with. :cool: I am more of a woodworker than home remodeller, just take care of this place and some friends.
     
  6. Apr 14, 2006 #6

    Outbacker

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    I have been using a Porter Cable router for a couple of years now and have nothing but good things to say about it. My father in law has a different brand, and I can change out bits in half the time he can. Easy to use, and quite versatile.
     
  7. Apr 15, 2006 #7

    milehigh_woodcrafter

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    same here, all hail the 690 with the d handle. i sold the fixed and plunge bases though.
     
  8. Apr 15, 2006 #8

    milehigh_woodcrafter

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    the jessems are sweet. i have one at the shop with the pc speedmatic
    3-1/4 in it. you'll love it.

    al of my pc routers have hundreds of hours on them w/o a single hiccup.

    edit: i have the rout-r-lift, not the master lift (the original) I can only imagine yours being nicer.
     

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