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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-29-2007, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Question Plunge Router

Hi! Everyone,
I am looking for a new plunge router. I have never owned one. How much power? (HP and Amps.) do I need to look for.

Right now I am looking at a Ryboi @ 2hp vs a Freud @ 3 1/4 hp with only about $30.00 drifference. Please help. Thanks!
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Hi Dean. Please let us know how you plan to use the router, hand held, in the table, kind of work you want to do with it etc. This will help.


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 10-30-2007, 07:01 AM Thread Starter
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Default Thanks for the reply,Corey.

well, I have 2 fixed base craftmans routers, that I hardly use. Cause, 1.) I don't know alot about routers. 2.) It is hard to make adjustments, as far as height, ect.
Since, I don't have room for a nice table saw, I thought I would make the router my primary tool. So, it would be in a table alot of the time. But, would take it out for dadoos,dovetails ect. I would like to make a few furniture pieces. I hope this helps. Thanks!

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Because I'm not familiar with routers available in the US, I can't recommend a specific brand other than the Triton TR001 which in my opinion is the finest router available in the world for table use. With such a machine permanently in you're table, I'm sure the purchase of a second plunge router, at the low US prices would make any and all projects a breeze. A dual fixed/plunge router, however quick the changeover, can't compete with separate machines especially if like me routers are you're primary tool.


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