Is a Porter Cable router appropriate for use with a rail and stile router bit (Freud)? To little horse power? Too fast rotation?
I use my 690 all the time with them but I do suggest a speed control box, you don't need the router running at 20,000 rpms.
10,000 rpm's is just right ..no need to cook the bits..
You are only taking off 7/16" of stock the norm and the 690 has the power easy to do that..
Mike - I am downriver in Trenton.They work just fine Steve. If the MI is for Michigan and you are near the "D" you are welcome to stop by and try your router on one before buying. I use one for my 1617 routers which have straight switches instead of the EVS control system.
How happy are you with the HF speed control? I just picked up a PC 690 and a Bosch 1604 that are single speed. I'd like to use a speed control with them.
I've never come across them in my local store, are they an online item only?