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Hello. I have routed for a while, but basic stuff. Old Craftsman just died on my last project (almost ruined a vanity leg) Have 50" rails on TS with Exalibur fence, and a Freud plate bought on a whim. Going to the Edm wood show this weekend looking fo a router deal. Has anyone mounted a router in the Excalubur extention frame? a few tips would be helpful. Also, ideas onrouter brand would be good. I haven't bought anything for a while, and to be honest would like to step up from the Craftsman - never liked the table or the router - too hard to adjust.
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Ever think about making your own table? Then the router don't mater so much. Get a 1/2" with plenty of HP & variable speed.
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welcome to the site.. my choice its porter cable routers.

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Hello Randy; welcome to the forum. I understand what your saying, Routers need to be chosen for your own set of needs, However, craftsman has been chosen for a good choice, or a tool to explore by several mags. The red top model gives you soft start and an all around good router. Thats only my idea, and i own one. You need to look at them, and if possible, hold, and use it. Look at them all, and then, decide. A lt of good information on building a table is out there as well, And it makes a nice project to use over rhe years.

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Hi Randy

You may want to take a hard look at the new 2HP Craftsman router combo kit,,you can get it for 80.oo bucks on the Black Friday sale coming up ( 11-30-09 ) (non sale price 119.oo) I'm so impress with the set I'm going to one more it comes with all the bells whistles plus with a lift built in.

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Hello. I have routed for a while, but basic stuff. Old Craftsman just died on my last project (almost ruined a vanity leg) Have 50" rails on TS with Exalibur fence, and a Freud plate bought on a whim. Going to the Edm wood show this weekend looking fo a router deal. Has anyone mounted a router in the Excalubur extention frame? a few tips would be helpful. Also, ideas onrouter brand would be good. I haven't bought anything for a while, and to be honest would like to step up from the Craftsman - never liked the table or the router - too hard to adjust.
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