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I did a search already for this and had no luck. I'm wondering what routers have compatible bolt patterns with the porter cable 890 series. It seems that the alot of after market accessories are for porter cables. Home Depot sells the rigid 2.25 hp combo with the fixed base and plunge base for around $200.00. The Porter cable combo is around 280. If I can save 80 and get the same features, with the same accessory availability, I'd be content with the rigid. Looking at both of them at Home Depot, it looked like they were, but they were both in security chains and I couldn't get them close enough together to tell for sure. Does anyone know for sure?
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And also, I just got a wood craft flyer where they have a frued ft1702 for 129.00
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Would you rather spend $110 for a router with both bases?
Sears has a nice combo.
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00917543000P

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Hi talian biker

b/4 you put you money on the table for that one besure to read the posting by

Charles M

a member of the forum, they are dumping that model if I recall that right..

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Would you rather spend $110 for a router with both bases?
Sears has a nice combo.
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00917543000P
Yes, I'd much rather spend 110, but I have a 2HP craftsman I'm not happy with it now. You can pretty much only use craftsman bushings, etc....And if I could get a frued for 130, I'd go that route, but, there again, it seems the standard for accessories is the porter cables
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I do not get that statement. You can just change the base plate on any router and use any bushings you want, you are not limited to the Craftsman bushings at all.

Freud is dumping a lot of its line and already sold all the bits and blades portion of the business to Bosch. I would wait at least 6 months or more to see what new offerings Freud is going to come out with or if they shed more power tool models.

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Just my 2 cents

We are going to see many companies go down the drain,,in the next year or two, I'm not saying Freud is one of them but when companies start cutting back that's real sign, it's just not the USA it's a world wide thing, i.e. Circuit City pulled the plug today, 50,000 people of work and more to come, the big banks are dropping left and right , the bread lines are coming,, hang on to your shorts...


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Just my 2 cents

We are going to see many companies go down the drain,,in the next year or two, I'm not saying Freud is one of them but when companies start cutting back that's real sign, it's just not the USA it's a world wide thing, i.e. Circuit City pulled the plug today, 50,000 people of work and more to come, the big banks are dropping left and right , the bread lines are coming,, hang on to your shorts...
Hi All: No, the breadlines are not coming however social assistance will become more important in the near future. It's funny, we call social assistance welfare and attach a stygma to it. The big three executives fly in their private jets to Washington to negotiate (beg) for a handout so they can continue getting their million dollar salaries and we call it good business. Does something seem rather strange here?

As for Circuit City, they died a long time ago but the President hadn't found a new job yet so he went chapter 11. Once he found a new job, bye bye Circuit City.

This recession is absolutely necessary. Too long we've been content with "trust me" and now, we no longer trust. Companies will have to be forthcoming or die.

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I did a search already for this and had no luck. I'm wondering what routers have compatible bolt patterns with the porter cable 890 series. It seems that the alot of after market accessories are for porter cables. Home Depot sells the rigid 2.25 hp combo with the fixed base and plunge base for around $200.00. The Porter cable combo is around 280. If I can save 80 and get the same features, with the same accessory availability, I'd be content with the rigid. Looking at both of them at Home Depot, it looked like they were, but they were both in security chains and I couldn't get them close enough together to tell for sure. Does anyone know for sure?
Hi Italian Biker: Watch the ads carefully. The Ridgid sometimes comes with a Lifetime Warranty. Too good a deal to pass up. Grab it when you can, especially the combo with multiple bases. Get the 1/2" collet version. This will give you a basic router package for a lot of different packages -- except raised panel doors cut horizontally on a horizontal router table.

As for compatibility, make baseplates for each of our routers. It makes each router more productive. I opt for the 11"x11" with the holes for 1 3/4" guides from OakPark.

Hope this helps.

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Hi,

I guess I'm with Nick on this one. You can change the plates quite easily. The newer craftsmen models are quite good. Much better than there old models they used to sell. There are aftermarket plates you can purchase that accept the PC style guides. So, you're not limited in what you can use.

Do some searching here in the forums, you can make your own base plate. I do believe that Bj has posted numerous thread about this subject. Someone should make it a "sticky".

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