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So besides "wanting" the Dewalt DWP611PK Combo, why do I need this?

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I have a Triton for table use
I have a Bosch 1617 for table use
I have a Bosch 1617 for hand held use (w/plunge base) - or to gather dust when not being used.
I have an Old Craftsman 1 hp fixed base router for trimming stuff (1/4 inch collet only)

So tell me again why I need a new router, other than it's going on sale at Rockler for $149 Aug 2nd.?

Dang it, Rick!!!

Go ahead, have your fun.

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No use trying to justify your hobby
I have one Mike and I love it it's really great little router my only problem is over the years I have been buying 1/2" shank bit so I do not have a large selection 1/4" bits.
Funny that you mentioned it as I spend most of this afternoon using.
So to justify it if you use your credit card you will get reward points so actually your saving money. (at least that's what my kids tell me)
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Because it is such a nice little router to use Mike. Does it need to be any more complicated than that?

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Y'all aren't helping at all.

That's my story and I'm stickin' to it!
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So besides "wanting" the Dewalt DWP611PK Combo, why do I need this?

Background:
I have a Triton for table use
I have a Bosch 1617 for table use
I have a Bosch 1617 for hand held use (w/plunge base) - or to gather dust when not being used.
I have an Old Craftsman 1 hp fixed base router for trimming stuff (1/4 inch collet only)

So tell me again why I need a new router, other than it's going on sale at Rockler for $149 Aug 2nd.?

Dang it, Rick!!!

Go ahead, have your fun.


As any woodworker/carpenter/construction guy knows. You can't use "do I need it?" as a criteria for buying a new tool. Whether or not you'll even ever use it is besides the point! For all you confused people out there, I will give you the listed reasons for buying a new tool straight from "The Man Bible" Chapter 35 Section 72 Subsection D Paragraph 23 states:

You simply buy a new tool because:

a) It's there

b) You can

I hope this has cleared up any questions any of you may have for buying new tools, and hopefully relieve some of the guilty feelings you may have about purchasing that new tool with the money you should have spent on a new dishwasher for your wife.

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
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So you will not have to change bits as much. As a back up for your back up router. Cause yellow looks cool. Just because you want a new toy. All good reasons in my book.
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Thus sayeth Mike--"Hello, I'm Mike and I'm a tool-a-holic."

And in one voice, the world of Router-dom replieth--"Hello Mike"

In that moment, Step One of the recovery process began. But from the back of the room, a small quiet voice (with an Australian inflection, i might add) queried--"Where did we file that paper with the other 11 steps???"

Just buy the thing Mike, or you'll pay more for it later!!

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I have to say after changing out collets for different bits I'm seriously considering buying more routers myself lol .
Mike you are a wood guru and it only makes sense for you to have as many routers as possible for a given job . I'm sure there's a mathematical formula for this . I'll google it and see what I come up with

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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Two routers ago my son asked me as I was opening the box, " so dad just how many routers do you have"? As I was removing that beauty from its packaging I calmly said, "routers and clamps, you just can't have too many of either one". Do not feel guilty, greedy, remorseful, or selfish. Life is too short, death is too long. Enjoy!
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Life is too short, death is too long. Enjoy!
Well put . I have to remember that one

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
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