CPO has a good deal on a Bosch 1619EVSPK fixed and plunge base router at $219
1... that's because w/ the router inverted in a table wood chips get into the motor breaking the magnet...Hi folks, i'm new to the forum. Looking to buy a new router to replace my old B&D (junk) that eventually failed. I plan to use it mostly in a router table that I plan to build. Not sure if I'll ever do any raised panel doors, but who knows. Probably stick with standard smaller bits, so maybe I don't need one too powerful.
1... DeWalt model 618 fixed base router but after reading the reviews, it appears this model has a bad reputation for the motor failing. Something about a thin magnet breaking
2... I need something that will last, thanks!
3... They have a Porter Cable Model# 690LR for nearly the same price,
4... Bosch offers one for $169. Anyone have any recommendations and/or experience with any of these?
5... We don't have a Sears anymore locally so I doubt I'll go with the Craftsman models. Don't see many used ones for sale locally either.
The"kit' is the 1617EVSPK. Same router but it includes the plunge base as well.which kit is that?