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Router?
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I want to invest in a router, I want to get the best deal I can for around $130. I have looked that the Dewalt DW618 but wanted to see what recommendations I could get. It will not be used a lot but…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Glen S Jan 17.

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My name is Dana and I live in Missouri. I am new here and what I would call a novice woodworker. I have just purchases a kreg jig after using one that I borrowed from a friend. I noticed that there…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Grace Jan 17.

 

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Tim Grace replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Hello'
"Nice job, Dan.   It looks like we have some of the same tools - the Skil drill press and the Delta table saw.  I went with a Craftsman 10" compact sliding miter saw rather than the DeWalt.  The size and price of the Dewalt is…"
Jan 17
dan coffey replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Hello'
"here is my copy"
Jan 17
Glen S replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"Hitachi KM12VC combo set is $140.00 at Menards after their 11% rebate is mailed in. I have this set & it is a tad heavier than other routers in it's class but it's virtually vibration free. The handles are very comfy & the plunge…"
Jan 17
Tim Grace replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Hello'
"Dan Coffey, Yes, Jay's miter saw station is pretty awesome.  I don't have the room in my shop to build something like that.  I'd like to get a set of those drawer pulls - I'm a Detroit Red Wings fan.  I grew up…"
Jan 17
dan coffey replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Hello'
"@ tim grace those are some great people to follow, i just recently built the miter saw station that jay bates built, its huge and came out pretty dam good"
Jan 15
Tim Grace replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"Chris,  My 618 is primarily used in my table, and I use it for most everything, including edge treatments.  It will get pulled out of the table when I use my dovetail jig.   Most of my edging bits are ¼" shanks, so have no…"
Jan 13
Chris Lukowski replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"Hi Tim, I'm also in the market for my first router and am on the fence between the DW611 palm sander and the regular sized 618. I'm a novice DIYer and will likely be using it for the occasional woodworking project. I can also tell you…"
Jan 13
Tim Grace replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"I've got the DW618. You will not be disappointed. If you can, spring for the kit that includes the plunge base. If I am not mistaken, the 618, Bosch 1617 and Porter Cable 890 share a base mounting pattern, so when it comes to mounting it on a…"
Jan 13
Dana Winfrey replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"Thanks, I really appreciate all the feedback. I know the Porter Cable and Bosch are higher rated, just can afford them for now."
Jan 13
Ken Kortch replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"I still see the lower price on Amazon.com. The Dewalt should do you just fine. Its a good size for multiple tasks. Hint: stick with 1/2" router bits. The best advice I've heard for those wanting to buy a bit set is to buy a low cost set,…"
Jan 13
Dana Winfrey replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"amazon had the Dewalt for $123 the other day but I see it is $138 now. But it is a 2.25 hp and variable speed. They say it comes with the 1/4 and 1/2 collets. It is only a fixed base but it is my starter so I don't feel I will need a plunge…"
Jan 12
Ken Kortch replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
" buy a lot of reconditioned Bosch power tools - they work great, might have a few scratches, but cheaper ... and you can get a Factory Reconditioned Bosch 1617EVSPK-RT 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge AND Fixed-Base Router Kit (a GREAT…"
Jan 12
Don Foley replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"Dana, The Porter Cable 690LR available from Rockler runs $159.00 (slightly higher than your $130 budget) but includes both 1/4 and 1/2 inch collets.  Lowe's offers the 690 LR for slightly less at $149.00.   I own two of the 690…"
Jan 12
Ken Darga replied to Dana Winfrey's discussion 'Router?'
"Dana, For your budget of $130, only the small 1HP mini-routers are available. Available in fixed base as well as plunge base. Limited to 1/4" shank router bits, which is suitable for small tasks. A plunge base can be purchased separately, at a…"
Jan 12
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Router?

I want to invest in a router, I want to get the best deal I can for around $130. I have looked that the Dewalt DW618 but wanted to see what recommendations I could get. It will not be used a lot but have a few projects I want to work on. Looking at a fixed base to start for economy and also something that can be used as hand held or mounted in a table.See More
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At 11:58am on January 8, 2017, John Huh said…
At 11:52am on January 8, 2017, John Huh said…
I did find the dimensions. I'll post as a picture.
At 11:29pm on January 6, 2017, John Huh said…

I no longer have the DW745 and broke down the stand to build a different one for Delta 36-725. The dimensions were 60 inches wide by 22 inches or so deep. Height I always try to match my workbench which is at 36 inches high. Hope that helps.

 
 
 

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