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I saw a PORTER-CABLE Multi-Base Router on clearance today. It is actually a display model and missing the case, collets, collet nut and manual. I donít if it had a fence, but there isnít one. I canít remember what model it is, but it looked small compared to my craftsman.

Anyway the manager said he would let me have it for a $130 as is. Should I jump on this?
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I saw a PORTER-CABLE Multi-Base Router on clearance today. It is actually a display model and missing the case, collets, collet nut and manual. I donít if it had a fence, but there isnít one. I canít remember what model it is, but it looked small compared to my craftsman.

Anyway the manager said he would let me have it for a $130 as is. Should I jump on this?
Hi Johnny, You didn't say which model but I think you could expect to shell out about $15/collet. I don't think it's a bad deal but I would do a bit of haggleing. Course, I'm cheap

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hi Johnny,

John gives you some good advice and i would definitely check out which model it is.

but a few years ago, i was looking at a dewalt planer that was a display on clearance, i was scared some parts may be missing. i called dewalt and asked them for their opinion. they asked what the price the salesman had given me. i told him, he said hell yes, take it!!! if anything is missing we will send it to you free of charge.

you might call porter cable and ask? they may do the same.

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Hi Johnny, You didn't say which model but I think you could expect to shell out about $15/collet. I don't think it's a bad deal but I would do a bit of haggleing. Course, I'm cheap
the regular price was $250+ and the manager said it has been marked down 3 times.

I was woundering if my Craftsman collet and nut would fit, but if I can get it Free like levon mentioned. I should go ahead and buy it.

I'm worried that it will not be as powerfull as my Craftsman. Of course I will not know that untill I go back and get the model no.
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I think Iím going back to the store and get the model no. I hope they are still open. Maybe I should just buy it before someone else does.
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Hi Johnny

You need to get off your back side and hop down and get it
Any time you can save 50 % you just jump..

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the regular price was $250+ and the manager said it has been marked down 3 times.

I was woundering if my Craftsman collet and nut would fit, but if I can get it Free like levon mentioned. I should go ahead and buy it.

I'm worried that it will not be as powerfull as my Craftsman. Of course I will not know that untill I go back and get the model no.



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Ya, Iím trying to get my wife off the phone so can call for the store hours.
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It's probably the 690 router package. I've had mine for many years and really enjoy using it.

I've since bought 3 more 690's because I hate moving routers between jigs!

It's a good deal!
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I went back to the store, but the manager wasn't there and the guy behind the counter is not athourized to sell it for that price, so I have to wait.

The model is the Porter-Cable 895PK

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I went back to the store, but the manager wasn't there and the guy behind the counter is not athourized to sell it for that price, so I have to wait.

The model is the Porter-Cable 895PK
If you can still get it for $130, buy it quick and send it to me! I'll send a check.
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