Chrissy,chrissy said:Has anyone bought A Chicago Electric Router? I saw one on sale for 80.00 and it is a 3 horsepower motor. The porter cable are nice but I can't justify spending all that money. However, I do want to be able to have attachments for the router. Any thoughts?
I don't own a Chicago E... router but from the other tools I have looked at of theirs I would tend to put that very near the bottom of the list. A lot depends on what you are going to use the router for but Porter Cable, (and several other name brands) can cost a bit more but you will end up with a much better router. Shop the local stores that carry routers, pick them up see how they feel in your hand, how you set the depth on them, what attachments they have you might want, then go on-line and get some prices...... you might be suprised at what you can find for another $50.