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05-06-2012 02:57 PM
Mrdmd19
Dd34 shaper

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Originally Posted by tonyjuststarting View Post
Ok I just took the plunge so to speak I found a Reliant dd34 shaper on craigs list the guy said it doesn't run so I got it for $50 I figure if I cant get it running I will just mount my router to the bottom of the cast iron top. Does anyone know anything about these shapers I know they came from Woodworkers Warehouse and can run 110 or 220
I recently bought a dd34 shaper that the prior owner couldn't seem to get wired correctly. I have both the factory forward/reverse switch and bought a Dayton 2x440 switch per the recommendation of another woodworker. I don't know how to wire this. Are you currently using yours on 110 or 220? Would you be so kind as to send pics of the wiring? I'm hugely indebted if you can. I'm currently dead in the water.
01-21-2010 10:32 AM
Bob N
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Originally Posted by kmcbride21 View Post
Thanks to everybody for their input. I appreciate the guidance.

I've narrowed it down to 2:

Bosch 1617 EVS
Dewalt DW618PK

Right now I'm leaning toward the Bosch, but I am intrigued by the Dewalt. I am a big Dewalt fan. I have numerous tools made by them, and have been extremely happy with all of them. I'm also looking to upgrade my Craftsman table saw, and the Dewalt is high on my list.

Does anybody have any knowledge of the Dewalt router?
Hi Keith,

I have the DW618PK-3 and have been extremely happy with it for the last 5 years both in and out of the table. It does everything I ask of it and does it well.
01-21-2010 05:31 AM
Tom76
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Originally Posted by kmcbride21 View Post
Thanks to everybody for their input. I appreciate the guidance.

I've narrowed it down to 2:

Bosch 1617 EVS
Dewalt DW618PK

Right now I'm leaning toward the Bosch, but I am intrigued by the Dewalt. I am a big Dewalt fan. I have numerous tools made by them, and have been extremely happy with all of them. I'm also looking to upgrade my Craftsman table saw, and the Dewalt is high on my list.

Does anybody have any knowledge of the Dewalt router?
Keith. My Preference is the Makita 1/2" router and there is a new one on the market I was asked to do a review back in June last year a good router, What i had noticed with the Dewalt router here in Australia the cutter was not central in the base and the two curved ends were of a different radius. I prefer a router with circular Base as the base can be used as a template guide from time to time when designing some projects. The Bosch router here requires the locking device to be held down when it is necessary to plunge.
These possibly are the only two comments I have for the Australian Brand machines. Oh also there is a problem with the supply of template guides for them especially the large Guides
Tom
Template Tom
01-08-2010 11:19 AM
btracey1 Hello Keith,
I have had a Bosch 1617 EVS mounted in my Router table and have had problems with the adjustment feature built into the Bosch base. Specifically, the height adjustment through the table is reliant on a small "C" clip staying in a groove on the through shaft. It was constantly coming off.
For me the solution was to put the Bosch into a Woodpeckers PRv2 Lift...Problem solved.
The Bosch router itself was working fine, it was just the above table adjustment built into the Bosch base that was IMHO...under engineered.
Brian
01-08-2010 06:44 AM
tonyjuststarting Ok I just took the plunge so to speak I found a Reliant dd34 shaper on craigs list the guy said it doesn't run so I got it for $50 I figure if I cant get it running I will just mount my router to the bottom of the cast iron top. Does anyone know anything about these shapers I know they came from Woodworkers Warehouse and can run 110 or 220
01-05-2010 05:01 PM
ebbonk I have the Dewalt 618 combo kit. It's a nice setup. I really like the plunge system because the sight-line is so good. Cons: I don't like where the power switch is, and mounting the motor in the plunge is a little difficult to align. Pros: I like the soft start and variable speed controls with a single wrench bit change.
11-26-2009 09:54 PM
ccmnova I liked the Bosch so much that I bought a second one. The newer 1617EVS with the combo (fixed and plunge bases) is even better that my older one. The motor is quieter and the fixed base has above table adjustment. The router itself interchanges with all the bases I have - very nice. I cut tons of raised panels and stile and rails.
11-26-2009 03:24 PM
kmcbride21 Thanks to everybody for their input. I appreciate the guidance.

I've narrowed it down to 2:

Bosch 1617 EVS
Dewalt DW618PK

Right now I'm leaning toward the Bosch, but I am intrigued by the Dewalt. I am a big Dewalt fan. I have numerous tools made by them, and have been extremely happy with all of them. I'm also looking to upgrade my Craftsman table saw, and the Dewalt is high on my list.

Does anybody have any knowledge of the Dewalt router?
11-26-2009 12:03 AM
BigJimAK FWIW, there have been reports here of stores with the old & new Triton for sale, with the old (non-lift) version discounted. Make sure you're buying what you want.
11-25-2009 10:37 PM
jlord Yes Triton does have a lift in the new 3-1/4 router. I originally bought the 2-1/4 for that reason. But now the 3-1/4 has the lift also, so I bought one to replace 2-1/4 in one of my tables. I have not switched it out yet but was told it will bolt right in. I just have to drill a new access hole for the crank because it is in a different location that the 2-1/4 in there now.
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