I have 1 Craftsman 1 1/8 HP router ( junk ) 1 Craftsman 1 1/2 HP router about 15 years old that is a decent router, my Dewalt DW 618 plunge and fixed base and the DW 625 is under the hood of my router table. I plan on adding a Porter Cable 310 Laminate trimmer soon.
Ok, here goes...I have 2 PC 690s with three bases one of which is dedicated to a Shopsmith router table with the overarm setup. The second 690 generally stays with my Leigh D4 rig. Next is a Ryobi 600 in a Lee Valley table with the Incra Ultra/Intellifence setup. I also have the Veritas fence system and pin routing arm for this table, until I build another one that is! For a powerful stand-alone router I have a Freud FT2000E and the baby is a Ryobi TR30U laminate trimmer.
I suppose I could stretch my count a bit if I include the routing/shaping capabilities of the Shopsmith 510 and the Delta 43-505C router/shaper table. Is there such a thing as too many?
I have two. I have a craftsman 75 year anniversary one that is 1 3/4 HP. I have since upgraded to the Bosch 1617 2.25 hp set. At this point I have 3 fixed bases for it, and 1 plunge base. One of the fixed bases has the router table top height adjustment, the other was on my router table and will go on a horizontal table once it is built. The other is actually for hand held use. ;-)
1 PC 693 with 2 bases
1 PC 894 with 2 bases
1 HF laminate trimmer (Lot of Bang for the $19 it cost on sale)
1 Sears Rotozip type unit (Surprisingly usefull, I must admit!)
The 2 Porter cable router kits are great because most of the parts and accessories are interchangable, the only thing that gets me mumbling under my breath is the 690 bases use fractional screws, the 890 bases have metric screws. When swapping stuff back and forth, got to make sure not to cross thread them.
Would love to pick up another 890 motor only, seen a couple good buys on ebay, maybe can find one in a garage sale.
I have an old Sears I bought about 26 years ago, 1hp and a PC694VK with both bases that I just bought about 3 months ago, I still like my Sears for doing laminate work etc, that was the main reason I bouhgt it back then. Got my 50.00 dollars worth so far
I have an OLD (1974) Craftsman 1.5 which has been very good; a newer Craftsman 1.5 (circa 1998) which will not hold its adjustment - wish I had not bought it; I also have an Elu 3338, 2.25 plunge which is great and a new PC 7518 which is now dedicated to the router table - still on the lookout for a small laminate trimmer or something similar.
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