Hello to all,
My name is mack, and I'm from NYC. I'm looking to purchase a variable speed plunge router for routing channels in electric guitar bodies. I have $200. but I'm not sure which one I should buy.
If you had $200. to spend, which Plunge Router with variable speed would you buy? Is the Porter Cable 690 LRVS a good router. I read a post on this forum from someone who brought 2, and both failed in a matter of months.
I also read on this forum some negative comments about the Craftsman combo's, so any suggestions would be appreciated.
Hi Mack - welcome to the forum.
You sure it was this forum you saw the neg comments about Craftsman?
The ones I have seen lately have been predominately positive. I'm not a big Craftsman fan but some very experienced members here seem to thing it's a pretty good value.
Anyway, your fundamental question is which plunge router would work well on guitar bodies given a $200 budget?
I'm not into guitars but I think the main feature I would be looking for would be a microadjust on the plunge. Three I know of are Ryobi, Ridgid and DeWalt, not sure of the model numbers. I think some of the Bosch may have that also. Problem here is that I think all but the Ryobi are over $200 unless you consider the reconditioned market. The Ryobi seems to be a crap shoot, get a good one and it's very good, get a bad one and it's very bad. Seen a lot of mixed reviews, in here and other forums, about that one.
Just my .02, I don't have any of those routers.