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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-22-2011, 11:14 PM Thread Starter
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I am an old retired person that does a little woodworking as a hobby. I have been thinking about buying a combo router, I have never owned one. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what would be a good one for a hobbyist?

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G'day Eugene

Welcome to the router forum.

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A number of members use combo kits and will probably make some recommendations.

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Hello Eugene, glad you joined. While I can't 100% answer your question I can maybe point you in the right direction. If your budget allows it, buy new and watch Sears for sales, I have a combo I purchased several years ago from them and use it occasionally, it seems to be fine. Some members will post here when they see a sale and I believe you can pick one up for around $80, check in every day and watch the new posts. Craigslist, ebay and the like are other great options. I use Craigslist often, and check it daily. I have gotten some terrific values from both but lately try to stay with craigslist. (craigslist: washington, DC classifieds for jobs, apartments, personals, for sale, services, community, and events)

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Greetings and welcome to the router forum. Thank you for joining us, and remember to have fun, build well and above all be safe.

I have a Craftsman , a fine router for the cost, around 80.00 on sale, it isn't as rugged as the Ridgid combo but for the price it is a great tool.

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