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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-03-2017, 05:02 PM Thread Starter
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Dewalt and other Brand Routers

I just received an ad from Rockler. They have a sale going on at present. The Dewalt Palm Router is selling for $159.00, for the fixed and plunge base included I have submitted a price request to see what happes The same router at Amazon is $149. and includes freight. I have this same router and have found it to be an excellent small router. Just, if you are looking, may want to check further.

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I got mine for $149 Canadian on Amazon.ca and that was also with free delivery. I assume you mean the 611 pk. Great little router. I love using it.

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I just received an ad from Rockler. They have a sale going on at present. The Dewalt Palm Router is selling for $159.00, for the fixed and plunge base included I have submitted a price request to see what happes The same router at Amazon is $149. and includes freight. I have this same router and have found it to be an excellent small router. Just, if you are looking, may want to check further.

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I have the Bosch Colt, with all the add ons and like it. But I think the 611 is easily its equal and in a few ways, better, in particular the clear plastic base. I bought the Colt with only the fixed base and wound up paying a lot more for the plunge base and a 2 handled wide base for better control. A small router is so much nicer to use freehand than the 1617 when that extra power isn't needed, such as hinge mortises and small roundovers cut freehand. I don't think you can go wrong with either machine.
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I agree with Stick on buying reconditioned tools from CPO. If there is something wrong with it "new or reconditioned" they will replace it at no cost to you. I had a router that I needed replacing, they sent me another and I put the bad router in the box the new one came in and shipped it back. They have really fast shipping. If I place an order in the mourning I will have it the next day. I live 30 miles east of Nashville and they are close to Atlanta so I am not to far. I have bought a lot of tools from CPO and can't say enough good about them.
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I got mine for $149 Canadian on Amazon.ca and that was also with free delivery. I assume you mean the 611 pk. Great little router. I love using it.
I'm looking to buy one. I have the Dewalt 618 and other Dewalt stuff which I really like but I'm starting to become a Bosch convert (jig saw, multi tool, angle grinder). I read a mag review and the only downside to the Dewalt 611 was that the reviewer said that the body was a little large and might not be too comfortable for a person who didn't have large hands. Your thoughts? Thank You.
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$10! One unwise purchase of a router bit will wipe out that savings.
Like the razor (used to be), it's essentially free, but not the razor blades.
The router bit is where the money is, not the router.
And that's why routers will never come out of the dark ages.
They're all compromises; they could be so much better.
(There's no margin in router$).
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I'm looking to buy one. I have the Dewalt 618 and other Dewalt stuff which I really like but I'm starting to become a Bosch convert (jig saw, multi tool, angle grinder). I read a mag review and the only downside to the Dewalt 611 was that the reviewer said that the body was a little large and might not be too comfortable for a person who didn't have large hands. Your thoughts? Thank You.
You asked that question to the wrong person. I need 3xl gloves and can rarely find any over 2x. When I can find gloves that fit I usually get a couple of pair if the price is right.
With that said, I find that review hard to believe. I also have a DW 610 which I think is about the same as a PC 690. The 611 is about halfway between it and a Colt in size and power. I think this photo I found is one of Pat's photos and probably his base to replace the stock one and Pat doesn't seem to have any problems gripping it.

The other photo is a Colt next to a 611. I wish it had the fixed base on it but if you look below the plunge you can see the motor barrel size and it isn't much larger than the Colt is. The info I found on the picture says it originally came from this forum but I don't know when.

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Like Tom I originally purchased the Bosch Colt with the fixed base and quickly spent the extra dollars to buy the plunge base. I just could not get used to running the Bosch with my fingers that close to the bit.

My 611 came as part of a package deal on a 735 planer and I always use it wth the plunge base as well.

Both routers are great and other than the notes above I haven't experienced any problems with either.

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I have the bosch colt and the 611. Both are great little routers. I like them both.
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