I needed to replace my PC 890 router.
While I was in town, I visited the Sears there. I saw that their 2-1/2 HP Router Combo (fixed and plunge bases) was on sale for $149... But the shelf under the display was empty. I was in town a week later and stopped by to see if they had any come in... Shelves underneath still empty. Even though I dislike asking the people there any questions (they are clueless), I did.
They said it was on order. I asked if I could get a rain check for the sale price. They told me they didn't do rain checks. I asked if I could leave my name and number to be called when it came in... They said they usually didn't do that, but would take it.
A week later, they left a message saying their shipment came in. That it would be for less, if I was still interested.
I came in... Not even a 2-1/2 hp router in the display or the shelves. I got ahold of an associate and told them I was "called"... They sent me to merchandise pickup. That person had no idea of what was going on... but I have to say that that guy went out of his way to find out. There was NONE that had come in in orders. He did find the old display router in another part of the store, which was then marked as $118. It had both bases, but was missing both collet assy, dc adapters, RT wrench, edge guide...
I told him if I bought it, I really needed the collet assemblies and RT wrench. He ordered them for me (at not cost)... And printed out the manual for me. So, yes I picked it up for $118. The parts for it come in next week.
I was wondering if anyone has this and what they thought of it, compared to the PC 890? I was thinking that "BJ," with his collection of over 60 routers... and how he likes Craftsman, probably has this...
"Don't worry, I saw this work in a cartoon once."
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Last edited by MAFoElffen; 05-26-2013 at 01:50 PM.