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|07-31-2019 10:19 PM|
Originally Posted by Jimbo7568 View Post
As some other may have stated....
My take on this is to keep the old router on a shelf for memories and buy a new one if you want to get into wood working. The newer routers are so improved....
|07-31-2019 10:30 AM|
|marecat3||Welcome to the forum|
|07-29-2019 10:01 PM|
|jw2170||Welcome to the forum...|
|07-29-2019 06:25 PM|
|Stick486||and Bosch CS is outstanding...|
|07-29-2019 05:54 PM|
Jimbo the best bang for your buck is a combo kit that has a plunge base and a fixed base with a motor that changes between them. A plunge will do any job but some jobs are nicer to do with a fixed base as they are a bit more stable to handle. Some jobs can't be done well or safely with fixed bases which is why getting a plunge is recommended. |
Bosch and Hitachi both have those kits in a mid size router that accepts 1/2" bits are are powerful enough to do any job without being so heavy that you don't want to hoist them. The Bosch model is the 1617 EVSPK and the Hitachi-Metabo is the HPT KM12VC. DeWalt also has a kit, the 618PK.
One of the pluses with these 3 is that they all use the same collet so you won't need to worry about needing one and not finding it for decades to come.
|07-29-2019 05:40 PM|
|Jimbo7568||Thanks for all the feedback. I am looking for a new handheld. I have a mounted one on a table for smaller projects.|
|07-22-2019 01:26 PM|
|Cherryville Chuck||The 315 number for that product indicates that it was made by Ryobi so there is a possibility that a Ryobi model or two had the same collet. One of the problems with collets is that I don't believe any of the router manufacturers make their own collets unless maybe PC does. I think all the others job that out. So Ryobi could be using collets from a number of different companies which may be why it's such a problem to find replacements. The most common collet in use right now is used by Bosch, Hitachi, DeWalt, and Makita and from what I've read appears to be made by a company called Accurate Electric just to highlight what the problem is.|
|07-22-2019 10:07 AM|
|Knothead47||Welcome to the forum. Good luck on finding Craftsman parts! Try www.ereplacementparts.com with the remote possibility of having what you need.|
|07-22-2019 09:00 AM|
|roxanne562001||Welcome to the forum|
|07-21-2019 09:32 PM|
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