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I can't figure out what router that Bob uses on most of his shows. He has a lot of room to change bits, he has a two wrench system, and he has room to change guide bushings. My Rona router has NONE of these features.
What should I look for to get these features in a table mounted router? (Oak Park table).
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Hi Bruce

I think the key to what you are asking is the Oak-Park base plate system,they are now using PC routers.
I'm not sure what a Rona router is, can you post a picture and I'm sure some can help.

Bj :)
 

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Yes, Rona is a Canadian home improvement chain store, eh... Canada's answer to the BORG.

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Blind Bruce said:
I can't figure out what router that Bob uses on most of his shows. He has a lot of room to change bits, he has a two wrench system, and he has room to change guide bushings. My Rona router has NONE of these features.
What should I look for to get these features in a table mounted router? (Oak Park table).
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"I can't figure out what router that Bob uses on most of his shows."

I think it's Hitachi M12.

"...he has room to change guide bushings."

Here is a link to the table they are using... you can buy or build your own.
http://ca.oak-park.com/catalogue.html?list=RT01--
 

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Hi, the early shows used Hitachi 12V routers, Later it seems like they went to PC. i have the Oak-park table and I use a Makita plunge router M3600, I also use a PC 7538
plunge router that has speed control. Woodnut65
 

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challagan said:
Joe they did use the big H for most episodes but I think in the later episodes of the show they used Porter Cable routers.

Corey
Golly, I guess I have not seen a 'later episode'!
I've always seen the big green machines. :) :)

Thank you... I shall be on the lookout! :)
 

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Bruce. They used both routers. Hitachi and PC's. It depended on who was sponsoring the show. Hitachi or PC. If I remember right, there were shows where they used a Hitachi painted purple. I guess neither sponsored the show then.
 

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Which routers Bob=Rick use

On the Wood working channel the one's i watch They use Hitachi And on the tv chanel's The ones on PBS they used Porter Cable And i cought one on PBS the other day and it was Hitachi ?? I guess who is the sponser Is the one's they use

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Bruce. They used both routers. Hitachi and PC's. It depended on who was sponsoring the show. Hitachi or PC. If I remember right, there were shows where they used a Hitachi painted purple. I guess neither sponsored the show then.
 

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I just bought a RONA router like the one pictured in an above post. I have never used a router, so will be "routing" tomorrow. I liked the idea of 1/2" and 1/4" capability and the dual base feature, along with variable speed and 12 amp, all for $99. Wish me luck!! Any tips peculiar to this router?? :p :p
 

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I can't figure out what router that Bob uses on most of his shows. He has a lot of room to change bits, he has a two wrench system, and he has room to change guide bushings. My Rona router has NONE of these features.
What should I look for to get these features in a table mounted router? (Oak Park table).
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Do you have a copy of the instruction manual of the rona brand router I recently bought one hardly used at a garage sale I believe everything was in the original box except the instructions.
 

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You don't need two wrenchs to change the bit on a Rona, it has a locking button ..
 
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