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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 01-26-2017, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Anybody heard of this router. Seems very cheap for a 3 HP plunge router.

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There is an old saying that you get what you pay for and for the most part it's true. BTW, never heard of it before.
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There is an old saying that you get what you pay for and for the most part it's true. BTW, never heard of it before.
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Plus 1 what Stick and Charles said.

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Let's see...
I see a light duty edge guide in the pic, but the description mentions Template guide?
No mention of variable speed--just 24,000 RPM. One of the benefits of a big powerful router is to have the muscle to spin big bits--but NOT at 24,000 RPM.
Components look to be light stamped metal.
Collet bushings with a single slit wouldn't give me the confidence to spin a 1/4" bit of any kind.

Beyond that...not for me.

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Couldn't you guys be a little clearer!

I'd inset a smily face here but I don't see them!

I see a couple of other units, I'll post a link tomorrow, going to bed for now. Goodnight fellows.
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Quenten,

I have owned a King Tools router for several years now and it looks very similar to this. I paid $99 cdn back then. I will admit to not using it frequently but when I did I had no issues with it. I bought it to hopefully mount it in a New Yankee Workshop style router table. This much power should allow me to use my Freud door panel bit set that I intend to use. The thing with inexpensive tools is, if you will use them daily or for work on a frequent basis, then you should not buy this. If this doesn't work the way I hope, I will buy a Triton I think. Many members highly recomend them.
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Couldn't you guys be a little clearer!

I'd inset a smily face here but I don't see them!

I see a couple of other units, I'll post a link tomorrow, going to bed for now. Goodnight fellows.
Click on Go Advanced. All the emoticons are there. Also where you go to attach files. The list of file extensions the forum can accept is also listed.

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