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    Woodcrafters has this on sale.
    Buy Porter-Cable 1-3 4 HP Router Model 690LR at Woodcraft
    It looks like a good deal but want your input.
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  • #2
    I have that router and have used it for many years. With the dovetail fixture included (a $124.00 value), I think its a pretty good deal. One of the things that people don't realize is that this tool will outlast several of the cheaper brands (voice of experience). Collets do wear out. With good tools, they're replaceable. Cheap tools require the whole motor to be replaced. The added advantage is accessories like the D handle, a spare base for a table install, etc. are generally available. I think you'll be happy with it.


    • #3
      I have this router and I like it. I have it mounted in my bench and use it to round over edges of much of my work. I run it through a Harbor Freight speed controler.
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