chosing a router


Old 04-10-08, 07:40 AM
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chosing a router

I didn't find an recent posts for this topic. I only want to spend around $120, give or take. I would like a fixed base model. It will recieve infrequent use, mostly for small projects. I've had my eye on the Porter Cable 690. Are there any models less expensive with similar quality?
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Hello Husker,

Considering the quality of PC tools I wouldn’t think a cheaper one would be better.
How ever with your intended use maybe a cheaper one would work. I have Bosch, no problems but not a lot cheaper.

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Sears has a fixed base / plunge Craftsman router on sale for about $110.

I've only used mine for a few projects, but so far it does a good job.
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try searching the tools forum.

Lots of old router discussion there.
Old 04-11-08, 05:24 AM
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As XSleeper said, you can search for more info about routers in the tool forum, but my personal thought is to just go with the Porter Cable 690 LR. It's a quality tool for a decent price. I just bought one myself about 2 months ago for $95 and free shipping. It's one of the routers I mount in my router table for smaller jobs.
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You might try Hitachi reconditioned site:
they all are significantly reduced in price and come with a full 1-year warranty.
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Check out ebay-they have a ton of 690s there, both new & used.
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