Sounds like a good deal to me. I have an older PC 690, and am very pleased with it. I have the plunge base, and the D-handle base with it.
I've had a PC690 for a number of years and always liked it. Sounds like you got a good deal.I had a friend who owned 5 of them, so that's why I bought one. There is one funky looking black plate thingy in the kit. I'm assuming it's a guide but don't know what it's for. It has a U shape on one end and holes for the steel rods to mount to the router. That U shaped end of that plate........ is it a pivot for cutting circles?
They had two pairs of 6" calipers. One had a ever so slight misalignment so I got the 'good one' :grin: It goes to zero consistently ad feels very smooth.That was a great score. You're right about the actual value of the caliper but they are an invaluable tool in the shop. I keep one handy that reads in fractions and millimeters. I started a thread once to see how many use one and how many uses they found for it but I don't remember the thread going very far so I'm not sure if that many members use them.
The biggest issue with my PC tools has been bearings. Upon replacing them I found PC used some of the cheapest they could source. Stick says replace them with a ceramic one if they go and you'll never have to worry about the bearing again. If any of mine go again that's what I'll do.
That's it. Thanks.I've had a PC690 for a number of years and always liked it. Sounds like you got a good deal.
That U-shaped thing sounds like you're describing an edge guide. If you post a picture we can confirm.
Anyone make a dial indicator that reads in 128ths? :grin:One of the main uses for my caliper is as a depth gauge to check to see if dowel holes are deep enough or if the depth of a rabbet is the right depth for example.
Unfortunately I purchased two 7518-2 (motors only) about a decade ago ,and apparently their garbage .I've got three 690's.
One in a plunge base, one in a table mount base, and one in a standard base.
Solid, dependable routers.
I also have an 892 with variable speed, that I like a lot.
And a 7518 for big jobs.
I like the older ones better than the new ones. Most of mine are ±20 years old.
I'm getting older, so I guess that's a good thing as opposed to the other thing.You guys do realize Randy's thread is 3 yrs old, right?
Fortunately, Randy's still with us...I mean an active member, not the other thing.