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I am looking at getting a plunge router. I am wanting some reviews as wich one to go to. I am looking at least 3 hp. Thanks for your time.

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Colin depends on what you are willing to spend. Many on here recommend the Craftsman combos. Porter Cable, Hitachi, Freud, Dewalt, all have their fans. Head down to the hardware stores and handle a few of the different routers to see how they "feel". Comfort of use is an important factor.

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I don't think Craftsman makes any 3HP routers anymore. I did find this one on ebay for $91 (incl shipping). Plunge action feels very smooth but I haven't used it yet. I plan to mount it under my Unisaw table extension sometime this fall.
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Amazon.com: Porter-Cable 7539 3-1/4-Horsepower Speedmatic 5-Speed Plunge Router: Home Improvement

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Buy Triton 3 1/4HP Plunge Router at Woodcraft.com

Triton 3 1/4 hp. Above table adjustment for $100 bucks less that the Porter Cable...
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I don't think Craftsman makes any 3HP routers anymore. I did find this one on ebay for $91 (incl shipping). Plunge action feels very smooth but I haven't used it yet. I plan to mount it under my Unisaw table extension sometime this fall.

Hey Robert, you got an excellent buy there. That router has been discontinued by Sears for some time now. I used to have one, and it was my go to big router when I needed it. Its a workhorse for sure.
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Hey Robert, you got an excellent buy there. That router has been discontinued by Sears for some time now. I used to have one, and it was my go to big router when I needed it. Its a workhorse for sure.
At the first sign of the brushes going bad, replace em!! dont' hesitate. Mine went, and when they did, they took out the windings...
Thanks for the info. It looks brand new but I'll make sure to check them before I start using it (and maybe order a sprare set).
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