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You'll notice when posting a manual, you're required to input a "Prefix".

The prefix is the type of tool the manual is for. If you notice I have missed a specific tool, please feel free to point it out and I'll add it to the listing. You may post all tool prefix suggestions in this thread.

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Under Routers:

Please add sub-sections as follows:

- rotary tools (Dremel)
- cutout tools (Rotozip)
- laminate trimmers
- Inlay or detail routers (Trend T4)
- "half" routers (<3HP)
- production routers (>=3HP)

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- "half" routers (<3HP)
- production routers (>=3HP)
Or would fixed base and plunge routers work better?
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Or would fixed base and plunge routers work better?
Bases are a different classification altogether. There are four and throughout all of the power ranges one can find these same bases. i.e. plunge routers can be found in 1.1hp, 2.x hp and 3 hp. Fixed base routers also come in several power ranges. The "D" handle routers seem to be between 1 and 2 hp. I've not seen a 3 hp "D" handle. The last category is the palm grip/barrel and it is used with laminate trimmers.

So, sub-class by power range would seem more logical since it is more definitive than bases.

Another alternative is speed of which there are three classes:

1. - fixed speed but this is used through all sizes
2. - stepped speeds is used by Porter Cable and I've not found other supporters
3. - variable speed is supported by almost all vendors on their larger routers but even Bosch Colts have variable speed.

That said, I state the above only to provoke more discussion and hopefully consensus among the members of the forum.

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With the help of Ron (allthunbs), I have added more prefixes. Huge thanks to Ron for the help and suggestions! Anyway, below are the prefixes or "tool types" I have added:

Table Saw
Circular Saw
Scroll Saw
Jigsaw
Radial Arm Saw
Polisher
Punch & Riveter
Impact Wrench
Air Ratchet
Sand Blaster
Hammer / Chipper

There may be a few I missed and I'll be adding those shortly. As usual, please post suggestions here.

Also, I'm currently looking into how to do sub-sections and categories. Like so:

Routers:
- Type 1
- Type 2
Saws:
- Type 1
- Type 2

etc...

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Also, I'm currently looking into how to do sub-sections and categories. Like so:
I define a router as any tool that will rotate at >24,000 rpm. Because of that definition I had to include RotoZip and Dremel.

Routers:
- Type 1 - rotary Tools (Dremel)
- Type 2 - drywall router (RotoZip)
- Type 3 - laminate trimmer
- Type 4 - inlay or detail routers (Ca. 1+/- HP)
- Type 5 - "half" or medium routers (1<3 HP)
- Type 6 - "full", "major" or "production" routers (3+ HP)

Alternatively routers can be classified by speeds
- Speed "A" - fixed
- Speed "B" - stepped (Porter Cable)
- Speed "C" - variable

Another member has suggested that classification be made by base type:

- Base "I" - palm/barrel grip
- Base "II" - fixed base
- Base "III" - plunge base
- Base "IV" - "D" handle fixed base

Saws:
- Table saws
.........- Saw 1 - light - plastic base
.........- Saw 2 - medium - steel base
.........- Saw 3 - contractor
.........- Saw 4 - cabinet
- radio alarm saw (radial arm saw)
- bandsaw
.........- Saw 6I - italian design
.........- Saw 6D - Delta design 14" 'Import" bandsaw including the Delta #28-206
.........- Saw 6C - copy of the italian designs made in the orient
- mitre saws
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Hopefully this will provide a basis for discussion.

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This looks great Ron, I'm looking to see if it's possible to use the <optgroup> HTML tag to organize the listing a bit cleaner.

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This looks great Ron, I'm looking to see if it's possible to use the <optgroup> HTML tag to organize the listing a bit cleaner.
I hope I cleaned it up a bit. Can you see the indents?

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Other....?

I stuck the powered respirator under 'dust collector'...

If the post title is specific enough, it should be easy to find.

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Other....?

I stuck the powered respirator under 'dust collector'...

If the post title is specific enough, it should be easy to find.
Good idea Doug, I'm going to add an "Other" for those out of place ones.

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