I think that I've caught something from Bj
We all know that Bj has so many routers that he could use a different one each day for a month. Well, today I bought my seventh router, well sort of. I saw on Gumtree (like Craig's list) a Makita 3600BR which claimed to have a slightly bent armature, required bearing and the lock lever was missing. It was complete with two expensive metric spanners, a 15mm template guide, side fence and handbook, he was asking $50.00 so I contacted him and offered $40.00 which he accepted and I picked it up this afternoon. There certainly is a problem, vibration and a hole that I routed using a 4.2mm bit was 5.3mm! I'll check it out when I have time, but even if cost wise it's beyond repair it's still a bargain as parts for my other 3600BR which is permanently on skis.
As a matter of interest, the guy that I bought it from bought it on Ebay on the far side of Australia for $35.00, supposedly in good working order, the freight added another $37.00 and he was quoted $200.00 for repairs!
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