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View Poll Results: Polling to buy new router
1.Makita 0 0%
2.Bosch 9 33.33%
3.Hitachi (Metabo) 0 0%
4.Porter Cable 2 7.41%
5.Dewalt 3 11.11%
6.Triton 9 33.33%
7.Ridgid 1 3.70%
8.Milwaukee 2 7.41%
9.Skil 0 0%
10.Craftsman 27683 (chose only this model, due to availability) 0 0%
11.Festool (if I can find a deal) 1 3.70%
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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 09-07-2019, 06:09 AM Thread Starter
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Default Polling to buy new router.

I am looking to buy a new router, and main things will be that it is a strong router for use under table (not meaning HP)

So if you have multiple routers, just pick the one you use the most or find the most convenient for under table use.
I know some of you may not use a table mounted router, so just pick the brand you use (or enjoy most)


Will list only major brands, that I will consider, that are available in U.S.
The few I am leaning towards ATM are a Milwaukee 3HP, the PC 892 for the under table unlock/ lock function with hex key, Triton for ease of under table settings, as well major brands like Dewalt, Bosch, Makita for reliability.

Although polling is damn near pointless, it does save me a lot of time in reading every forum post on every router. So when I see high numbers, those will be the ones I key on the most.

Thank you.
  1. Makita
  2. Bosch
  3. Hitachi (Metabo)
  4. Porter Cable
  5. Dewalt
  6. Triton
  7. Ridgid
  8. Milwaukee
  9. Skil
  10. Craftsman 27683 (chose only this model, due to availability)
  11. Festool (if I can find a deal)
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I have multiple PC 890s that I use. I have the fixed bases mounted in the table, they do a decent job. There has been a lot of improvements to the other brands in the 15 years since they came out, I would really have to take a look at some of the bigger routers if I was starting to shop for a table router again.

I do love how easy it is to exchange motors in the bases. The older bases are definitely more rigid than the "newer" ones.
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Currently I have at least one router for everything (meaning separate motors for each use) 3 trim routers PC, Craftsman & (including fine detail work ie. Dremel), 1 plunge R2901, 1 standard base also R2901, and only need under table so I can stop changing out my standard base motor. Actually I have a 4th trim router if I can ever find it, an older model PC that is no longer made. It was great it was the shortest trim router very stable and plenty of power. I hope I did not lend it out, its been a few years since I have seen it. But if you have seen casa del loco, then you know as well I do, that the router may still be here.
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I would recommend a specific model Hitachi so I didn't vote for them for that reason. I use an M12V2 in my table and it was designed as a table router. I used an M12V for several years first but the V2 is far superior to it in a table. The springs are very easily removable, it has a wide throat opening that will handle the largest raised panel or round over bits, and it is adjustable from above the table. I think when they replaced that model with the VE they went backwards instead of forward. It seems to me I've seen them at a very good price at CPo.
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I have a dual router table. Bosch 1617 on one end and the big Triton 3 1/4 hp on the other. Needless to say the Triton just loafs along. And you can change the bit from above the table as the spindle locks when raised all the way up so only one wrench is needed.
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Triton for the table, 1617 second choice for the table-especially with a lift, and first for hand held. Colt for pure convenience on light duty jobs. Love and voted for the Triton.
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Triton for the table.

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I would recommend a specific model Hitachi so I didn't vote for them for that reason. I use an M12V2 in my table and it was designed as a table router..
Thank you Chuck, these are exactly the type of responses I would be looking for. And would be a consideration for me.
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Triton 3 1/4 hp on the other. .
Yeah, that would be the only triton I was considering, and it is in my top considerations for that exact reason.

Oh, if anyone was wondering, I will pass on getting a lifter. That is whole reason I am looking at specific models.
If I was going with a lifter, I would not care about models or manufactures. I would just go with a motor I have or any decent 3 hp motor.
But then that is all it can do. Granted I have enough routers to not worry about such things, but meh.
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