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I want another router. The lady's even given me approval, so I think we're OK discussing it.

I have a wonderful router table, using a Porter Cable 7518. I've got a 2nd 7518 in a fixed base that I've used to do dadoes and the occasional routed bowl.

NOW, I need a plunge router to do juice grooves in my cutting boards. I'm thinking I don't need a heavy duty plunge router (?) as I'm only wanting to use it for one thing ... at this point.

OK, please advise what I need and where I'm wrong. I'm all ears!

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I want another router. The lady's even given me approval, so I think we're OK discussing it.

I have a wonderful router table, using a Porter Cable 7518. I've got a 2nd 7518 in a fixed base that I've used to do dadoes and the occasional routed bowl.

NOW, I need a plunge router to do juice grooves in my cutting boards. I'm thinking I don't need a heavy duty plunge router (?) as I'm only wanting to use it for one thing ... at this point.

OK, please advise what I need and where I'm wrong. I'm all ears!
Once you become familiar with a full size plunge router I doubt that you will want to go back to any kind of fixed router and many if not most of the procedures that you currently use the table for will become easier and safer using a hand held PLUNGE router.

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Henry,

Many people use the PC 7518 with fantastic results. You should be able to find a plunge base for your existing router(s). I have 3- identical PC 690's and use them table-mounted, fixed base and plunge base. To me, being able to have everything interchangable is a very nice feature. Since you're satisfied with the performance of your existing routers - you can save money - while adding flexibility by simply purchasing the appropriate plunge base. I have 3- shops full of guys manufacturing things and I insist on using the same setups (as described herein) on everything! It saves me a fortune! Not only in money - but in aggravation, not to mention - usually buying multiples of something gets big discounts! My Dad taught me this principal when I was very young, and I am no longer young!

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Henry,

Many people use the PC 7518 with fantastic results. You should be able to find a plunge base for your existing router(s). I have 3- identical PC 690's and use them table-mounted, fixed base and plunge base. To me, being able to have everything interchangable is a very nice feature. Since you're satisfied with the performance of your existing routers - you can save money - while adding flexibility by simply purchasing the appropriate plunge base. I have 3- shops full of guys manufacturing things and I insist on using the same setups (as described herein) on everything! It saves me a fortune! Not only in money - but in aggravation, not to mention - usually buying multiples of something gets big discounts! My Dad taught me this principal when I was very young, and I am no longer young!

Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
I actually seen the plunge base available separately on eBay . I suspect people are installing there 7518's in tables and not using there plunge base
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I actually seen the plunge base available separately on eBay . I suspect people are installing there 7518's in tables and not using there plunge base
The 7518 is available as a motor only for use in router table lifts. I use Hitachi M12 v and V2 in my tables with the plunge bases. They make it easy to adjust height just not as fast or easy as a lift.

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The 7518 is available as a motor only for use in router table lifts. I use Hitachi M12 v and V2 in my tables with the plunge bases. They make it easy to adjust height just not as fast or easy as a lift.
Yes I have recently bought a 75182 (motor only) for a lift so that when I get my s**t together and build a table
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Would be looking at the all-pupose DW 621.
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Default Makita 2301? DW 621?

Great perspective, Quillman. I feel like I'm making some progress, and your linked review of the DW is very helpful. Thanks!

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