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Hi all......I just got here......I hope t be a regular contributor here. But rt now, I could use some advice. Recently, my Ryobi plunge router broke. What broke was the plunge lock lever. Fortunately, it didn't happen while I was using it. I was attempting to set the depth, and it snapped inside the handle. *sigh*....but, that gives me the happy dilemma of trying to get the correct new one. I don't do this professionally, but try to keep the chips flying in all directions. So, what do any of you suggest I purchase. Money IS an object. I am disabled, so fixed income. I have made a router table from an old singer sewing machine cabinet, and added some height to it by building an open box with pocket screws. (Kreg). Again, should I be looking for a plunge, or fixed base. and also, what size of HP? I think I am leaning to one with about 2.5, or 2.25 hp. but, I really don't know. I have been studying a lot of catalogs, and various forums.

Ok, I think I have run on enough. Best regards to all...


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I suggest you get the one below, that way you get both, at a great price (Money IS an object) like many now days..
I will say don't drag your feet on this one they are 120.oo the norm..

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Hi all......I just got here......I hope t be a regular contributor here. But rt now, I could use some advice. Recently, my Ryobi plunge router broke. What broke was the plunge lock lever. Fortunately, it didn't happen while I was using it. I was attempting to set the depth, and it snapped inside the handle. *sigh*....but, that gives me the happy dilemma of trying to get the correct new one. I don't do this professionally, but try to keep the chips flying in all directions. So, what do any of you suggest I purchase. Money IS an object. I am disabled, so fixed income. I have made a router table from an old singer sewing machine cabinet, and added some height to it by building an open box with pocket screws. (Kreg). Again, should I be looking for a plunge, or fixed base. and also, what size of HP? I think I am leaning to one with about 2.5, or 2.25 hp. but, I really don't know. I have been studying a lot of catalogs, and various forums.

Ok, I think I have run on enough. Best regards to all...


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Do you really think that 2 hp can do a lot?...I'm not doubting you, just wondering...thanks for your input....
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Hello Agabus! My own personal router would be the Sears router red top. I believe that they are a very good unit. I also have a Ryobi with the plunge, standard, and the D handle. Mine was reconstructed router. I have had it for 10 years. I would replace it with a Sears if I had to. By the way, Welcome to Router Forums. May I suggest that to enjoy the forum to the fullest, add Your name, and a state, or place where You live. That allows any one to be able to communicate with You and help You. Thank You! Let Me explain, I have a Craftsman. But it's not a red top. Nothing smaller that a 1/2 in shaft. or an 8 mm in the english countries. I would like to see the table, that sounds neat.

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Thanks for the info. I do plan on filling in all that needs to be done. (profile etc.). But where I am now, can't do it. to many other things need to be done. Red top?.ok I'll have to look into it...thanks a lot...*thumbs up*
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Do you really think that 2 hp can do a lot?...I'm not doubting you, just wondering...thanks for your input....
Hi Agabus, welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

Yes, 2hp can do a LOT!! I currently only have a 1.5hp in my table, and outside of using large raised panel bits, I can do just about everything else.

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The red top is a step up from the one I posted but it's about 100.oo more
I have the red top and the black top routers and they are both great routers..

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