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just seen a small palm battery router in use on a job in newcastle england

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Stuart,

The only one I have seen in use was Porter Cable router used in one episode of "The Router Workshop".

Maybe battery drain is a problem for serious router work?

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It's probably a Ryobi. I was working with a guy earlier this year who'd returned after a 3 year stint in Canada. He had one in his tool kit, called a P600 (see also in down near bottom of this review). It uses the 18 volt battery packs from the One+ series. Goes through batteries at a rate of knots. Don't know if they are still available in the UK, though

Also, as Stuart says, Porter-Cable used to make a 19.2 volt cordless version of the 690 although the size and weight make it a bit big to be called a "small palm router". I recall someone buying one of these a few years back with a number of batteries and then swapping the motor into a Porter-Cable 513 lock mortiser. Don't think the batteries lasted too long in that, either

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hi james
think you are right .
had a further look at this today and the guy states he uses it for only a rapid straight f
orward job and nothing that needs a little time !
may not be the best investment
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This (PC9290), the only battery powered router (in is day), is a fun luxury that may pay for itself in the busy shop. You will buy convenience and safety not having to haul wire around. The router can also go where there is no power, like in the hull of yacht in production or in an airplane.

The 600 watt (~1 HP) tool is handy, quiet, lighter (7.6 pounds) than its A.C. brother (8 pounds for 690) and behaves nearly the same.

The machine is supplied with one 19.2 volt, 2 amp/hour battery and charger. The life of a charge is quite dependent on the duty cycle and load you present to it. For the quick single shot work I use it for, it lasts for weeks. Rounding over 2x4"'s will kill the battery in less than an hour. The battery locks well in the casting head and can be changed without effort. Obviously, the battery can be used in many other PC tools.
The battery does concentrate some weight a little high up so there is a minor amount of instability but essentially none with their (cat. no. 42193) offset subbase. The router can be used where ever the 690 has application but I would restrict its use to short burst experimental cuts. This is not a production tool.

Supplied with only a 1/4" collet, it is anticipated the machine is only for light work. Notwithstanding, you can and should use a 1/2" collet when ever possible.

The single speed hard start motor spins at 23K and is relatively quiet. It is supplied in the standard 1001 (690) base casting but can also be used in the d-handle and plunge bases. You can use 2 wrenches on the armature or one with the spindle lock. The safe motor north/south travel is ~1-3/4".
I have one for sale, I rarely use it.
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Hi Pat

" I have one for sale, I rarely use it " = How much ?, with charger ?, how many hours on it ?

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This (PC9290), the only battery powered router (in is day), is a fun luxury that may pay for itself in the busy shop. You will buy convenience and safety not having to haul wire around. The router can also go where there is no power, like in the hull of yacht in production or in an airplane.

The 600 watt (~1 HP) tool is handy, quiet, lighter (7.6 pounds) than its A.C. brother (8 pounds for 690) and behaves nearly the same.

The machine is supplied with one 19.2 volt, 2 amp/hour battery and charger. The life of a charge is quite dependent on the duty cycle and load you present to it. For the quick single shot work I use it for, it lasts for weeks. Rounding over 2x4"'s will kill the battery in less than an hour. The battery locks well in the casting head and can be changed without effort. Obviously, the battery can be used in many other PC tools.
The battery does concentrate some weight a little high up so there is a minor amount of instability but essentially none with their (cat. no. 42193) offset subbase. The router can be used where ever the 690 has application but I would restrict its use to short burst experimental cuts. This is not a production tool.

Supplied with only a 1/4" collet, it is anticipated the machine is only for light work. Notwithstanding, you can and should use a 1/2" collet when ever possible.

The single speed hard start motor spins at 23K and is relatively quiet. It is supplied in the standard 1001 (690) base casting but can also be used in the d-handle and plunge bases. You can use 2 wrenches on the armature or one with the spindle lock. The safe motor north/south travel is ~1-3/4".
I have one for sale, I rarely use it.



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The 9290 was a 300$ gift from PC, back when they were PC.
I have <<under 5 hours on it. Battery good, charger good.
1/4" & 1/2" collets, 2 wrenches, 1 bent for router table use.
$140 + $20 to ship UPS in USA.
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Hi Pat

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The 9290 was a 300$ gift from PC, back when they were PC.
I have <<under 5 hours on it. Battery good, charger good.
1/4" & 1/2" collets, 2 wrenches, 1 bent for router table use.
$140 + $20 to ship UPS in USA.
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