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I'm thinking about buying one, any ideas as to which ones I should look at?
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I know many knock HF and so on and want the "name brand" tools but the one I got is the one from HF when i got it tho it was $79 now it appears its only $59 used the heck out of it and still works perfect came with a set of spare bushings to always a plus well built a little on the heavy side but I kinda like that in a tool like to know im actually holding something.

Cant complain on it for the price compared to many other brands it was a bargain and I have used it a heck of a lot and still as good as the day I got it.

Only thing I had to do with it straight out the box was tighten the top handle and it was ready to go.

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I have an old Elu which is superb and can be used as a mini circular saw. And I have a 20 Aldi model which works just fine.
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I have a Roybi and have used the h__ out of it and haven't had any problems with it.
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I have a Porter cable hand-held and one of the near-extinct Rockwell table mounted and foot pedal fed models. They both work fine. If you are not sure you will use it much, you might try getting along with a slitting cutter on your router until a good used one comes your way.

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Hi rstermer

It comes down to how much you are going to use it,,I have 4 of them and the HF will do a good good job,,the PC'S ones also do a great job,,but the best one I have is for the for the router table from MLCS, it's so easy to use and setup on the table or the hand router...plus it will beat the others hands down on the price...

It's no big deal to just walk over to router table with the stock and put the slots in...and if you have the slot cutter up don't need to buy the kit from MLCS.....

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I have Freud I got from HD. It's a very nice little compact model easy to use and works really well.

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I think I've told this story here before, but my biscuit joiner was probably my first Ebay purchase. Like the HF model, it appears to be adapted from a small angle grinder. Mine came with a case, dust bag, biscuits, glue bottle, extra blade and brushes. If I remember correctly it was $5, plus $15 shipping, and it works perfect. But since I got a pocket hole jig, it mostly just sits.

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I've had the same old Dewalt model since around 93. They all do the same thing, a friend bought an ELU for an ungodly amount of money it doesn't cut a hole any better than my old Dewalt.

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I've had a Ryobi for 15 years and granted I just do woodworking as a hobby it has never failed me.

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