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It looks suspiciously like an off shore clone to me. I guess the price should give you the answer to that. A 3 1/4 HP router like the Porter cable 7518 has a list price of $350 US. Let the buyer beware!

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I have King sliding compound mitre saw, King planer and King jointer. I am pleased with all of them.

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Anyone ever use or know anything about King Canada tools? Never heard of them (may not be a good thing) and saw a ruter today that caught my eye.
http://www.kingcanada.com/Products.htm?CD=400&ID=11536

Obviously a Canadian company so don't know how many canadians here
King is actually a pretty decent tool. Their 8367 router sports 3 1/4 hp.Very stable and powerful. Doesn't lose rpms under load.
 

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aniceone2hold said:
It looks suspiciously like an off shore clone to me. I guess the price should give you the answer to that. A 3 1/4 HP router like the Porter cable 7518 has a list price of $350 US. Let the buyer beware!

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The King router is worth 3 Porter Cables and Makita too for that matter.I really like mine. Heavy though. 12or 13 pounds. But no vibes. Good table router. For hand work I prefer Bosch.
 

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go5 said:
Anyone ever use or know anything about King Canada tools? Never heard of them (may not be a good thing) and saw a ruter today that caught my eye.
http://www.kingcanada.com/Products.htm?CD=400&ID=11536

Obviously a Canadian company so don't know how many canadians here
I'm not sure if my message made it. I have a King 8367 router and like it.Good, strong, stable. Worth 3 Porter Cables. Heavy though. 12-13 lbs. Good table router,no vibes. For hand work prefer Bosch.King doesn't lose rpms under load.Goes for $110-$150 US.
 

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cabinetsetc said:
I'm not sure if my message made it. I have a King 8367 router and like it.Good, strong, stable. Worth 3 Porter Cables. Heavy though. 12-13 lbs. Good table router,no vibes. For hand work prefer Bosch.King doesn't lose rpms under load.Goes for $110-$150 US.
How long have you had your KC router?
How much do you use it? (Hrs per week?)
Have you had any problems? If so how was service?

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How long have you had your KC router?
How much do you use it? (Hrs per week?)
Have you had any problems? If so how was service?

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I've only had the router a coup;e of days. Have a king contractors saw and cut at least 10,000 board ft. Same with planer. No problems so far. Also have portable planer used very little but no prob. I think it's one of the better values out there, and still affordable.
 

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I've only had the router a coup;e of days. Have a king contractors saw and cut at least 10,000 board ft. Same with planer. No problems so far. Also have portable planer used very little but no prob. I think it's one of the better values out there, and still affordable.
I think my shop is going to look like kindergarden fingerpainting with lots of blue, green, grey and RED all around it!

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cabinetsetc said:
The King router is worth 3 Porter Cables and Makita too for that matter.I really like mine. Heavy though. 12or 13 pounds. But no vibes. Good table router. For hand work I prefer Bosch.


What is it exactly about the King router that makes it worth 3 PCs? Everything I have that was made in Canada is first rate but after owning the King router for only 3 days what have you observed about the King router that's better than the PC 7518 or the big Milwaukee?
 

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The price?
 

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What is it exactly about the King router that makes it worth 3 PCs? Everything I have that was made in Canada is first rate but after owning the King router for only 3 days what have you observed about the King router that's better than the PC 7518 or the big Milwaukee?
I have a PC and in comparrison the stability factor is most prominent also like the no drag and no vibes. Maybe I jumped the gun by sayimg 3 pcs because I never really liked the PC value for dollar. I never actually liked it from the day I got it. When I buy a new tool The first day or two I "testdrive" it.I like to find out a tool can't handle a specific job before I have to do the job. I should have said "I like it 3 times more." Sorry if I gave you the wrong impression.
 

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If a router that sells for even $169CD out performs a PC 7518 then it must be a good deal. I dont have a closed mind about tools. By way of comparison, what does a Bosch 1617 combo pack sell for in Canada? I know I use my Bosch for most of the things I do. I got my PC 7518 used a couple times by a guy I know. It was just too heavy for him, and he swapped me for a torpedo heater and 20 lb tank of propane. I figure I am out about $105 US. Hey, here you can buy a 2HP Skil Plunge with LED worklight for $63.

If there is anybody in or near Windsor, ON with one of these King routers I would love to see it in action. Contact me and we will plan a day of making the sawdust fly.
 

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If a router that sells for even $169CD out performs a PC 7518 then it must be a good deal. I dont have a closed mind about tools. By way of comparison, what does a Bosch 1617 combo pack sell for in Canada? I know I use my Bosch for most of the things I do. I got my PC 7518 used a couple times by a guy I know. It was just too heavy for him, and he swapped me for a torpedo heater and 20 lb tank of propane. I figure I am out about $105 US. Hey, here you can buy a 2HP Skil Plunge with LED worklight for $63.

If there is anybody in or near Windsor, ON with one of these King routers I would love to see it in action. Contact me and we will plan a day of making the sawdust fly.
Mike a 1617 combo kit is $350 regular price. I would imagine there are sales that knock it down to $300 or perhaps $280. The competition in Calgary is pretty stiff so nobody charges WAY to much and lives very long. Here is some pricing with bot Canadian and US funds.
http://www.houseoftools.com/subcat.htm?cat=1890
If you click on the link to the specifics of the tool US prices come up, and if you are in a really strange mood you could also pay in Euro's. :confused:

These guys are pretty much the benchmark in Calgary. They pretty much match the BORGs.
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re: Did your King Portible Planer come with a quickjig for setting your blades.
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If you mean the gizmo that helps you set the blades parallel and the correct height, yes. I didn't know it was called a quickjig.
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I have been doing some homework on the King Router Model#8367 3 1/4 HP variable speed plunge router. I live near Cobourg, Ontario, east of Toronto and the local hardware store sells this model for $140.00 Cdn. In the fall, King had a sale on and they were priced at $100.00 Cdn. I noticed it shares a more than striking similarity to the Makita 3612C 3 1/4 HP VS plunge router. The only difference is the lock on the plunge is on the other post. Unlike other knock offs, this lock seems to be well made.
 
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