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Which Plunge router would you recommend?

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7641 Views 26 Replies 16 Participants Last post by  Dangerman
I'm new to this forum.......But certainly not new to woodworking. I found this forum when researching which plunge router I should purchase. There are a lot out there. I was wondering if I could ask your opinion regarding which plunger router you recommend.........?

The router will be used primarily for mortising into oak and routing along pattern fixtures. I'm thinking a minimum of 2.25 H.P. and of course plunge. I know that there are kits out there providing both fixed base and plunge base and that's o.k. I'm not sure I need fixed base, but if that's what it takes, that's fine.

I have been looking at Triton, Bosch, Hitachi, Milwaukee, Porter Cable, Dewalt and Ridgid...............Which would you recommend based upon your experience?

Thanks for your help...
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My experience with PC is mostly with the older models, 7539, 7537 and the old laminate trimmer. I've gone through 2 694vks since 04, although not the fault of the router, but due to composite decking melting inside the motor. Last fall I bought a 75182 for my new lift which now frees up the 7539 for strictly hand ops.

All the models mentioned except the 694vk and the 75182 are from 12 to over 19yrs old and all are still in use with -0- problems E.V.E.R!

I know nothing about the new 890 series except that some here have had problems I think with the plunge attachment.
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