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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 05-25-2020, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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I am an amateur woodworker and while I enjoy making small intricate boxes, I inevitably end up building internal walls, furniture etc so I need a table mounted, fixed base router that is stronger than the 710 watt trimmers with 1/4 inch collet that you can buy at bunnings. Boshch and Dewalt make what looks like a perfect router for the Kreg table that I want to buy but I can't find them in Australia (240v). Can anyone help with a recommendation for a 1/2 inch collet, fixed base router (240v). If necessary I can compromise but that's the ideal.
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Hello N/A and welcome to the forums...

About your amateur woodworker status... We have some light reading for you...
As in, we've put some helpful information together at this here link to help you get up and running and improve yourself in the world of routers... We hope it to be useful to you... Enjoy...
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Welcome to the Forum, Nigel...plenty of folks from Australia on here and I'm sure they will help you...
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Thank you, I will read that but I have been playing with sharp tools for about 20 years and still have all of my fingers!
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Thank you Nick,

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Hi Nigel
Welcome to the Forum. Try this https://www.vektools.com.au/dewalt-p...n1-router.html They have the dewalt D26204KXE Plunge & Fixed Base 2in1 Router.

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Hi Nigel. I picked up a Makita from Total Tools, and I think they sell Bosch as well. I mounted the Makita in my table.

Bunnings sell the Ryobi which I also have, which is a 1600W, but it's not suitable for table mounting

I would look up Total Tools, depending on your Australian location.
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Welcome to the forum Nigel. Sounds like you've gotten some good advice already. Always wanted to visit Australia but fear I couldn't deal with the long flights anymore.
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Nigel I wold not buy trades tools from Bunnings, their stock is more like handyman stuff, go online to Sydney Tools, they have a huge stock, all tradesman quality, reasonably priced. N
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