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Guys I have a makita plunge router and I have made mistakes before as the router had moved a tiny bit while plunging in some areas creating small imperfections on the sides .
Is there a proven router out there that doesn't do this? I have a pc690 also and somewhere there is a base that you can change out to plunge but I've never used it free hand as it's mounted to my TS so I don't know if PC is an improvement .

Is there a particular brand or model you guys favour. Thanks in advance

I just had a thought , maybe your not supposed to use your router perpendicular to the material?

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Guys I have a makita plunge router and I have made mistakes before as the router had moved a tiny bit while plunging in some areas creating small imperfections on the sides .
Is there a proven router out there that doesn't do this? I have a pc690 also and somewhere there is a base that you can change out to plunge but I've never used it free hand as it's mounted to my TS so I don't know if PC is an improvement .

Is there a particular brand or model you guys favour. Thanks in advance

I just had a thought , maybe your not supposed to use your router perpendicular to the material?
Bosch for me..
and yes, perpendicular is a suppose to...

is the router moving in the base as you plunge because it is loose or are you moving the router it's self... are you using a guide???

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Yes it happens when your following a guide . I would be scared to cut the excess material from a counter top as it moves a tiny bit side to side in its base . Maybe they all do a little but I suspect there's a better brand .
Was debating to give it away and try a new PC model

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Yes it happens when your following a guide . I would be scared to cut the excess material from a counter top as it moves a tiny bit side to side in its base . Maybe they all do a little but I suspect there's a better brand .
Was debating to give it away and try a new PC model
My 1617 nor 1619 Bosch(s) don't do that... not even the Colt...
My PC does...

Maybe there is a fix for your Makita...
I believe the the castings on the PC leave a lot to be desired..
One other thing... Because of the casting the PC motor isn't concentric to the base...
drove me nuts till I figured out the issues....
the baseless motor is now in a router lift/table.....

My take is that Bosch machines their motor housings and bases to fit as where PC puts their's to use as is hot from the mold w/o any machining...
smoothness of movement and no binding is very apparent in the two because of this.....
Also... I have found that Bosch outlasts PC by a wide margin... Both used at production level...

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Yes it happens when your following a guide . I would be scared to cut the excess material from a counter top as it moves a tiny bit side to side in its base . Maybe they all do a little but I suspect there's a better brand .
Was debating to give it away and try a new PC model
How much/deep are you plunging in one take???
too much at a time is not a good thing...

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Stick I'll check out Bosch . Thanks for your input as it's always appreciated
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Stick which Bosch would you recommend today ? I want one that fits router guides in the base plate to

Update :
The 1617 and 1619 are getting great reviews and seem to be the top routers .only complaint with the 1619 was operating the lock down lever with left thumb

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Stick which Bosch would you recommend today ? I want one that fits router guides in the base plate to

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The 1617 and 1619 are getting great reviews and seem to be the top routers .only complaint with the 1619 was operating the lock down lever with left thumb
what are you cutting and how much of it???

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what are you cutting and how much of it???
Was going to make a computer desk and coffee and end tables at some point in time . No heavy production but I really prefer quality tools if I know what to buy
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Was going to make a computer desk and coffee and end tables at some point in time . No heavy production but I really prefer quality tools if I know what to buy
the 17 it is...
the 17 is a real work horse...
but..
look to the 23...
it has some really nice features...
I've read the complaints and after using it for some time (brutally) I think the complaints, for the most part, are operator failure and their failure to RTFM....

http://www.boschtools.com/Products/T...?pid=MRC23EVSK

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