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I am new again to woodworking.

I am active duty military and will be moving to Iowa soon. I have been in for 20 years and will serve a few more before I return to Fort Collins.

I took about every shop class you can imagine in high school (22 years ago)

I am looking at different routers and I am hoping to get advice on good routers and routing techniques.

I am building NCO Sword Displays right now and it has sparked my interest again in woodworking. I eventually plan to build a router table and some shop tables. One day I would like to build a new bedroom set. Not that we need it, I just want to build it.

If any can recommend a good router that can be used around the workshop let me know. I want one that will take 1/4" & 1/2" bits, can be easily mounted in a custom router table and is good quality but not a bank breaker. I know I'm asking a lot but I just want the best bang for the buck.

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Hi Dave

" best bang for YOUR buck"

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...inate+Trimmers

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...inate+Trimmers

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I am new again to woodworking.

I am active duty military and will be moving to Iowa soon. I have been in for 20 years and will serve a few more before I return to Fort Collins.

I took about every shop class you can imagine in high school (22 years ago)

I am looking at different routers and I am hoping to get advice on good routers and routing techniques.

I am building NCO Sword Displays right now and it has sparked my interest again in woodworking. I eventually plan to build a router table and some shop tables. One day I would like to build a new bedroom set. Not that we need it, I just want to build it.

If any can recommend a good router that can be used around the workshop let me know. I want one that will take 1/4" & 1/2" bits, can be easily mounted in a custom router table and is good quality but not a bank breaker. I know I'm asking a lot but I just want the best bang for the buck.

Thanks in advance,
Dave



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Ditto on BJ, I have one and it is a good router.

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Thanks for the response! That is exactly what I am looking for. Plunge and fixed.

One more question on these.

I know with the Craftsman Table Saws they have an obscure miter slot that is different from all others and it makes jigs a little difficult to use. Is there anything obscure or unique with the Craftsman router that would make additional accessories or mounting difficult?
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Hi Dave

Not at all they will just drop in the 2 1/4 HP has a lift kit built in all the bases, just a note about the TS you can make you own miter track to take on the extra things you want to use on your TS , you can see many of them in My Gallery..


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Thanks for the response! That is exactly what I am looking for. Plunge and fixed.

One more question on these.

I know with the Craftsman Table Saws they have an obscure miter slot that is different from all others and it makes jigs a little difficult to use. Is there anything obscure or unique with the Craftsman router that would make additional accessories or mounting difficult?



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Welcome to the RouterForums Dave. Glad to have you as a part of our community. Thanks for joining.
Also, GOD bless you for your service to our great country.




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