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Found the 893 combo pack on clearance today at Lowe's for $95 (normally $259).
I realize this is a great discount, but how does this model rate? Thanks,
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I've got 3 890 series routers, and I really like them. Looks like I may have to check my Lowes tomorrow....

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Are you kidding me!??? For $95. That's gotta be a mistake. Great combination now that they have redesigned the plunge base.
I gotta check local Lowe's.
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This was the 893 not the new 895. What were/are the major differences and were there problems with the 893?
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This was the 893 not the new 895. What were/are the major differences and were there problems with the 893?

The original plunge base with the package was a nightmare and PC took their own sweet time correcting it. In the meantime some of us witless fools PAID to buy the upgraded and improved plunge base that we should have been GIVEN to replace the original bad one.
Don't know anything about the new 895 but the package I have is fine with me now that I have the later plunge base.
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They clearenced them out in my area last summer. I'm an insider and got an ever better deal than the 95.
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Thats a great deal but they are far and few to find I,m afraid,Trust me I would know
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Thanks for the info. Not sure yet if this has the upgraded plunge base or not. . .
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buy it, sell it on craigslist for $110 if you don't like it!

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