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Hello Routers,

I am a beginning wood worker (I have had a about 12 hours tuition from an excellent cabinet maker in his shop).

I told my wife that I needed a router to make the shelves and book cases we want for our renovation.

She went straight out and bought a Stanley M110 on craig's list for $80. The motor works and the one bit that came with it certainly cuts.

My questions are:

1)Will all bits from Home Depot etc. fit in it? I need to cut dados and rabbets.

2) Is it a good buy, or should I just stump up for a new one?

3) If so, does anyone have any good suggestions? For routers and for bit collections?

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Hi Benedick , welcome to Router Forums, glad to see you are willing to learn, I'm positive the members of the community would be more than willing to answer any questions you have
The router is a little older but if it working you will be able to learn with it as your experience grows you probably will want something newer.

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welcome aboard....it should take bits of the same size, from any company..either 1/4 or 1/2 inch shanks..is pretty much standard sizes...so whatever yours is,, the 1/4 or 1/2 or both..is all you need to look for..and there are a few posts on the basic 10 or so bits, posted here that most find as starters..search using the search on site....and you can decide what will suit the projects you have planned....enjoy

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I tried to see what I could find out about it and Iall I came up with is that it is only 8 amps and that there references to it being a small router which means it probably only takes bits with 1/4" diameter shanks. Both 1/4" and 1/2" are very common but you will be more limited with 1/4" shafts, especially when it comes to the diameter of the bit. Around 1 3/8 to 1 1/2" diameter is about as large as you can get in 1/4".

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Can't help you with your question, but welcome to the board anyway!
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Welcome to the forum Benedick.

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