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Default Milwaukee 5625-20 15 Amp 3-1/2-Horsepower Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Review

Tool: Milwaukee 5625-20 15 Amp 3-1/2-Horsepower Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Review
Reviewer: Jay
Tool Rating: 8
Milwaukee 5625-20 3-1/2-Horsepower Router is a product that is well known to any woodworker. It is considered to be a router that can handle any type of bit and has numerous applications. This can even serve the purpose of a shaper that is generally much more expensive than a router. The soft start mechanism is very efficient and maintains the smoothness of the operation. The motor does not wobble while lowering or raising it. Therefore, it does not get entangled with the power cord. Another useful feature of this router is the heat adjustment system. This mechanism provides precision by allowing micro fine adjustment up to 1/64th of an inch. The slightly tilted handles provide the perfect grip while using it. The super strong motor can reach a maximum speed of 22000 rpm.

This amazing woodwork tool has been ranked 6th in the list of bestselling routers by The overall user rating for the product is a very impressive 4.5 stars. We have thoroughly reviewed all features and feedback to conduct this review.

The Negative Reviews

The number of negative reviews about the Milwaukee 5625-20 3-1/2-Horsepower Router was very low. However, we did find some flaws of the product after very careful examination.

The above table adjustment of height is the most known feature of this model. However, the screw shaft of the product is poorly designed. The plastic parts tend to fail regularly, making a mockery of the feature. The parts repeatedly slip out of place it is mounted under the table and adjusted from above. Some customers have also had problems with the speed control system of the product. The power switch related problems have also been reported. This happens mainly because of sawdust entering inside the switch. Some users have complained that the bearings are of low quality.

Some other users thought that the instruction manual was too difficult to understand. The delay in shipping has resulted in negative feedback from some users.

The Positive Reviews

More than 90% of the customers have mentioned that they are 100% satisfied with their new Milwaukee 5625-20 3-1/2-Horsepower Router. This router has changed their woodworking experience forever, according to some users.

Almost all users have applauded the top class workmanship displayed in manufacturing this amazing product. The quality of materials used is of very high quality. It can zip through any type of wooden material effortlessly within no time. The most appreciated features of this tool are that of speed control and soft start.

Most of the users have stated with conviction that they have faced no problem with adjusting the height from above the table. The router can be raised sufficiently from above the table with this fantastic feature. These users have denied having problems with the speed control or the power switch.

The Conclusion

The Milwaukee 5625-20 3-1/2-Horsepower Router truly deserves the fantastic rating that it has. Very few other products in the same category can match the success that this router has achieved so far. The negative feedback were too few to have a significant impact on this review. The Milwaukee 5625-20 3-1/2-Horsepower Router is any woodworker’s delight. Get one for yourself right now if you are looking to buy a router.

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Interesting review Jay. Only problem I see is 15 amps does not work out to 3-1/2 hp. The 2-1/3 hp Bosch MRC23evsk draws 15 amps.

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