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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-30-2017, 11:39 PM Thread Starter
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I'm new to a Router. I am going g to make a simple table, as I use to do a lot of refinishing and have started to actually make things now, and want to learn how to use a router, because well it makes things look a lot better.

Anyway going to build a table in my garage and need to buy a router for it. I am sure this has been discussed but what would be a good router to use in a table setting? It will also be my first router...

I recwntly bought a Triton Dowel Joiner and have read some people who really like their Router, is that a good one? Basically I'll take any advice you have e to offer. I'd like to spend between two and three hundred at the most. I also have was Port Cable and Hitachi ...Just looking for some direction and would appreciate anything you guys have to offer

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I'll leave the suggestions to the pros , but welcome to the forum

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Hi Khal and welcome. The Triton routers are 2 of the best there is for table mounted routers but there are complaints about their being top heavy for handheld use as plunge routers. The Bosch 1617 EVSPK package is 2 1/4 hp and includes both fixed and plunge bases for under $300. These are excellent quality and Bosch's customer service if you need it will fix your problem.The fixed base can be adjusted in a table from above the table as the Triton can also be which is much handier. I have a Hitachi that I use in my table, the M12V2 which is also a plunge and can be adjusted from above the table also. It is a discontinued model and I don't know if the newer model has the same capability. Hitachis are are a little cheaper but still come with a 5 year warranty. I have no idea what the CS dept. is like because I've never needed it, despite the fact I own 3 of them.

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I have great faitf in Bosch...

WHY I LIKE BOSCH...
2nd to none CS and support that's absolutely painless...
They respect us, the consumer...
they make tools that are real work horses...
they make tools that last a very long time... decades of hard heavy use..
they make tools that protect my bottom line...
I think/believe Bosch to be an outstanding company that offers outstanding products...

Factory Reconditioned Bosch 1617EVS-46 2.25 HP Fixed-Base Electronic Router
Saving some money now just may cost you more down the road.

We constantly get new members who come here looking for parts for their Sears routers because Sears, Ereplacementparts and others don't have them. Collets in particular seem to a problem down the road and there seems to be no crossover. Yur stuck in a rut...
The fact that Sears has 2nd party handling of their tools makes it even more uncertain.
You can add PC to that issue because PC was bought out by the group that owns B & D (Black & Decker) and their quality has slipped – I feel, quite a bit..
Many of us were PC fans at one time, including me, but we stay away from them these days.
DeWalt is still good, for the Hobbyist, but CS can suck.. All my and my employees' DeWalt has long gone to the scrap yard..
So hasn't Ryobie.. Hitachi and Triton service/purchasing are very a long way off and service can be non-existent... In fact Triton isn't sold anywhere around here by popular demand..
Bosch is the only one that scores high on all categories and is as close as a phone and your mail box...
Have a look at CPO outlets for reconditioned. I have never heard a true negative word about them. Their service or Bosch

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look to splines when you build your table...

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sorry about the bad manners Khal...
welcome to the forums...
some reading to help w/ your newness at routering...

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the real important stuff...

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a bit more...

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Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
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And there you have it Kahal. Mr Stick told you about every thing you need to know about routing.
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