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I was just browsing along on Ebay (as you do) and suddenly my heart missed a beat, there for sale was a B & D router the same as the first one that I bought back in 1974, the opening and only bid is $19.99. I used that router somewhere on every project that I made until it died in 1982 at which time I progressed to a 1/4" Bosch which I still have and use for the occasional tiny job. My, how the years have passed and my routing skills improved.
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Hi Harry

Like they say the more things change the more they stay the same..
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Harry, did you get all misty, or did it bring back some wonderful memories of projects long gone.....interesting post when you think about it....0ld tools, used years ago can bring ideas and imagination flooding back........AL
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My most vivid memory of that first router was the first time that I used it. I clamped a short length of 2" x 1" to my bench and using a 1/8" bit routed a groove, however, when I came to look at it there wasn't a groove! after some time I realised that the debris had compacted into the groove making it invisible! I recall that it took quite a lot of scraping using a steel rule.

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If I make enough progress on my other chores today, Harry, I'll try to take a photo of an original Porter Cable Model 100 I have - still "new" in the unopened box.

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There are no times like the old times ,are there.
I'm still using some of my Dad's old tools that are older than I am ams when I do
I say thanks Dad. They bring back memories.
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I was just browsing along on Ebay (as you do) and suddenly my heart missed a beat, there for sale was a B & D router the same as the first one that I bought back in 1974, the opening and only bid is $19.99. I used that router somewhere on every project that I made until it died in 1982 at which time I progressed to a 1/4" Bosch which I still have and use for the occasional tiny job. My, how the years have passed and my routing skills improved.

How much did YOU bid??????

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How much did YOU bid??????
NAH, it would only be something else for that poor son of mine to get rid of one day.
I did however buy: a "professional" air brush kit, another live centre, a set of three "Vix" bits, a pack of six turn-buckles and a stainless steel dual lens jewellers loop!
I had do do something to keep myself amused on what was a warm humid boring Sunday afternoon.

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Judging by the pristine condition Bob, I reckon they must be brand new retro-routers
though why anyone would go to that trouble with FIXED base routers is beyond me.

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