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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-26-2009, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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I am looking at an all around router and table combo. I was thinking of a fixed base router, then figured possibly a combo, where I can leave the fixed base in the table and the plunge out, where all I would need to do is pull the motor when I want to hand route. I was thinking possibly a 1617 EVSPK.

1) Is a 2.25hp router like this powerful enough for work up to a raised pane door, and if so, does my idea make sense?

2) What would be a good router table, or base/fence kit?
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Hi Marc,

I prefer the OakPark table. It follows the K.I.S.S. rule. It's nothing fancy but does the same job as the fancy tables do. As for routers, there are so many, there isn't a right or wrong answer to be given for that. The 3+hp range is suitable for table use but, if you're wanting to hand held work, they tend to get heavy. Also, you need to go by, "how does it feel in your hands". If it doesn't feel right, then chances are, you won't use it very much.

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It seems like there are more gizmo's and gadgets made for the Porter Cable routers than any other line out there. If your looking "fit-a-bility", I don't think you could go wrong with the big 3+ hp PC. My personal preference is to not follow my own advice so that I can buy more than one type of router.....
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 12-29-2009, 12:54 AM
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AuFaithful said, "It seems like there are more gizmo's and gadgets made for the Porter Cable routers than any other line out there. "

I heard something similar in my local Rockler store. The salesman said that all of the companies have stopped trying to have their own face plates on their router accessories. They all have holes for mounting on a Porter Cable machine.

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