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Plunge Router with 1/4" 1/2" collet

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Hi everyone. I am currently looking for a plunge router with variable speed, fine adjustment, soft start and has a 1/4" 1/2" collet capacity. I didn't list manufacturer model numbers as I would be interested in both current and previous years models (1 or 2 years old) (Porter Cable, Bosch, Dewalt, Makita). Please send me a PM if you have one you would like to sell.
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Do yourself a huge favor and get a Bosch 1617EVSPK...
Factory Reconditioned Bosch 1617EVSPK-RT 12 Amp 2.25 HP Combination Plunge and Fixed-Base Router Kit
Saving some money now just may cost you more down the road....

We constantly get new members who come here looking for parts for their Sears routers because Sears, Ereplacementparts and others don't have them... Collets in particular seem to a problem down the road and there seems to be no crossover... Yur stuck in a rut... The fact that Sears has 2nd party handling of their tools makes support and repairs even more uncertain...
I trust you are aware that Sears recently sold it's tool line to the B&D group so nobody knows what's going to happen... If it goes true to form, this isn't good...

You can add PC to list of tools w/ issues... PC was bought out by the group that owns B&D (Black & Decker) and their quality has slipped – I feel, quite a bit as in a lot...
Many of us were PC fans at one time, including me, but since the buy out many stay away from them these days... Hard lessons learned...

DeWalt (B&D group) are good tools, for the Hobbyist, but CS can suck at times and after a few years repair parts tend to be problem too.. All of my and my employees' DeWalt tools have long since gone to the scrap yard for the lack of support/parts...
Do you see a trend here w/ what's offered by the B&D group... Planned obsolescence...

B&D Group current brands and subsidiaries...
Porter Cable
Emhart Teknologies
Oldham Blades
Black and Decker Firestorm
Dust Buster

Overall, Bosch is the only one that scores high on all categories and is as close as a phone call and your mail box...
Bosch Power Tools - North America | | Boschtools

Have a look at CPO outlets for reconditioned... I have never heard a true negative word about them, their service or Bosch... At least 90% of the Bosch tools I have are reconditioned...

Bosch Tools | Bosch Power Tools |
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