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I have been watching some of Dave & Eric's videos on U-Tube and notice they never seem to use a plunge router. I find it so much easier to use a plunge router. Maybe if I did that all day long like them I could master it without a plunge.

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I agree Bob, but don't forget that plunge routers are not all that common in US.

They are using routers that would be readily available, and they are only going a limited depth of cut.

In fact, I am going to use an Ozito plunge router in fixed mode this Saturday to try and make a freehand sign....

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I agree Bob, but don't forget that plunge routers are not all that common in US.
ewwwwww... that hurt...
I know no one here in the US that doesn't have plunge routers...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Bob maybe they're trying to show that many jobs can be done without a plunge but I think most members who have plunges would agree that many jobs are done more safely with a plunge. Stick is correct James, they are very common over here. Anyone who is serious about woodworking has at least one.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I agree Bob, but don't forget that plunge routers are not all that common in US.

They are using routers that would be readily available, and they are only going a limited depth of cut.

In fact, I am going to use an Ozito plunge router in fixed mode this Saturday to try and make a freehand sign....
Yes there used widely in Canada , not so much in the USA though
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bob maybe they're trying to show that many jobs can be done without a plunge but i think most members who have plunges would agree that many jobs are done more safely with a plunge. Stick is correct james, they are very common over here. anyone who is serious about woodworking has at least one.
one?????

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LOL.....I stand corrected..

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Oh that hurts. I have to agree with Stick486
Started with fixed base now have both.
Ok the truth routing has come a long ways in the last 10 years, come on we have a forum dedicated to routing. I am self taught but I love that I now can get advice and see how other deal with problems. Ooh ray for the router forum
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but don't forget that plunge routers are not all that common in US.
James...
in these three pictures there are 17 routers...
9 are plunge...
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James...
in these three pictures there are 17 routers...
9 are plunge...
Are Bosch so unreliable you save to own several? I understand owning a half dozen , buts where I draw the line
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