Category: Router

Bosch Cabinet Style Router Table RA1171 Review

I can’t say I am an expert with Router Tables because this is my first router table I have owned.  Before I bought this table, I had a set up for my table saw.  I built a wood insert that would fit my table saw so where the table expanded, I had a wood insert and the router would mount below.  I figured it was time to upgrade so I went with the Bosch for a couple different reasons.  First, I only had two options because I needed it that day for a small job.  It was between this...

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DEWALT COMPACT ROUTER REVIEW – DWP611PK

DEWALT has released some great routers over the years, and the NEW DW611PK combination set is no exception! We ordered this from ACME Tools you can. Specifications for DEWALT DWP611PK: 1.25HP motor Soft starting motor – Full-time electronic  feedback to maintain motor speed through cuts Adjustment to within 1/64” Plunge Base and fixed Base 5 position adjustable turret Up to 1.5” depth travel with standard base and 2” with Plunge base 12 slot spindle lock 8 slot ¼” collet 7 Amps No load Speed – 16,000 27,000 rpm Dust Sealed Rocker Switch Dual LED lights Weight 4.1lbs (fixed base) 6.2lbs...

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Porter Cable Compact Router Review – 450PK

Porter Cable is known for great routers, we take a look at the Porter Cable router combo kit the 450PK and see if it worthy of the Porter Cable name.   Specifications of the Porter Cable 1.25HP motor Soft starting motor – Full-time electronic  feedback to maintain motor speed through cuts Adjustment to within 1/64” Plunge Base and fixed Base 5 position adjustable turret Up to 1.5” depth travel with standard base and 2” with Plunge base 8 slot ¼” collet 7 Amps No load Speed – 27,000 rpm Rocker Switch Weight 4.1lbs   Where do we start.  Do we...

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Trend T4 Plunge Router Review

We recently received this router from Trend. I anxiously awaited its arrival and have been excited to put it to the test! When the T4 router arrived I was impressed with the full size carrying case. It has plenty of room to fit the router, and accessories.   Power Tool Review– Trend T4 Router Power Tool Model– U*T4EK Pros: Lightweight, Powerful motor, Good carrying case, Lots of accessories, Well- balanced, Easy to use. Cons: Loud at top speeds, Spindle Lock Assembly can become dislodged. Specifications for Trend T4 Router; Rating Hobbyist/ Light Trade Plunge stroke 0-1 3/8″ Power Input...

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Porter Cable Router Power Tool Review

We reviewed the Porter Cable Router.  Porter Cable is known for their routers being tough and a workhorse and this time is no different. Specifications – Porter Cable Router Model – 690LR Amps – 11 HP – 1 3/4 Volts – 120 RPM – 27,500 Height – 8″ Cord Length – 7 Ft. Weight – 8. Lbs. Other Features 1/4″ & 1/2″ Collets Auto Release collet Micrometer depth adjustment – 1/128″ 100% Sealed Ball Bearings Carrying Case We have always liked the Porter Cable Routers, but they still need to go through our power tool review steps.   The first thing we noticed  was the case.  When we opened the case, the router was a tight fit.  We usually like a little room for bits or other items that belong with the tool.  We took the router out, unpacked everything, and tried to put it back.  Obviously it fits back into the case, but there is no room for any other related items. At first we though it might be heavier than  the weight of 8lbs.  After picking it up we found that it was extremely light because of the machined aluminum case and base it is made from.  This is good news! You want a lighter router because you don’t want to fight the weight of the tool. Heavier tools create more force when used, and this can wear...

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