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Talk about excess...I have a Freud FT3000 in my table and a Bosch 1617 for plunge. My latest project requires using 1/4 and 1/2 inch collets. I don't have that many 1/4" shank bits but I could see getting a few more. Changing collets is not a difficult task but takes a lot longer then I'd prefer.

Does anyone have a good suggestion for a 3rd router that will be used with a 1/4" collet only? I'd prefer a plunge. Running 1/4" bits only I'd think I could get away with something a little wimpy.

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Those new Dewalts and PC's look pretty nice for a small router. Plan picking up the dewalt myself pretty soon...great for small jobs and inlay work I hope..

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Talk about excess...I have a Freud FT3000 in my table and a Bosch 1617 for plunge. My latest project requires using 1/4 and 1/2 inch collets. I don't have that many 1/4" shank bits but I could see getting a few more. Changing collets is not a difficult task but takes a lot longer then I'd prefer.

Does anyone have a good suggestion for a 3rd router that will be used with a 1/4" collet only? I'd prefer a plunge. Running 1/4" bits only I'd think I could get away with something a little wimpy.

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Hi Burt - like they (BJ) say "can't have to many routers"

I'll second the deWalt. I bought a Trend T-4 about 3 mo ago I guess, before the deWalt came out. Trend has some idiosyncrasies I don't appreciate. Would have to swallow a bit as the deWalt is about double in price

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Craftsman 17543 11 amp 2 hp Corded Fixed and Plunge Base Soft Start Router with Electronic Feedback


Craftsman 17540 9.5 amp 1-3/4 hp Corded Soft Start Plunge Base Router with LED Worklights

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The Craftsman at $89 is what I'm looking for. Do you know if it accepts PC guides?

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Which DeWalt are you referring to? Price?

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RJM,
The Craftsman at $89 is what I'm looking for. Do you know if it accepts PC guides?

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Which DeWalt are you referring to? Price?

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Hi Burt - I was referring to the deWalt 611
DeWALT Heavy-Duty 1.25 HP Max Torque Variable Speed Compact Router Combo Kit w/ LED's DWP611PK
Text doesn't say it accepts bushings but it is implied with a picture showing a set of bushings with the router, same goes for the dust collector.

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The Craftsman at $89 is what I'm looking for. Do you know if it accepts PC guides?

John,
Which DeWalt are you referring to? Price?

Thanks,
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Any router will accept PC bushings with a simple base plate change if the OEM base plate will not. Sears sells a replacement base plate that will accept PC bushings if the one that comes with it won't - about $6 with shipping.

Better yet, get a Milescraft bushing set. It comes with a baseplate.

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