D Handled Routers - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 08:43 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
istracpsboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Country: Croatia
First Name: Peter
Posts: 1,683
 
Default D Handled Routers

Hi guys

What is the view on D-Handled routers like Craftsman Professional 4 pc. Fixed/Plunge/D-Handle and Palm Router Combo , for example? Or even http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/...1014558632.htm

We don't see them in Europe as they seem to be a speciality of the NA market and with your different voltage, no-one apart from, ISTR maybe Festool, offers them over here. They look as if they might be easier to hold and switch on and off for hand routing.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

Peter

Last edited by istracpsboss; 11-27-2009 at 08:53 AM.
istracpsboss is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 09:32 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi Peter

I have the set below,it comes with the D-Handle also and it's great for the hand jobs.........note the cord setup on it..one quick turn and it's off and out of the way...

Craftsman Professional 12.5 amp Fixed/Plunge D-Handle Combination Router


===========

Quote:
Originally Posted by istracpsboss View Post
Hi guys

What is the view on D-Handled routers like Craftsman Professional 4 pc. Fixed/Plunge/D-Handle and Palm Router Combo , for example? Or even http://www.globalsources.com/gsol/I/...1014558632.htm

We don't see them in Europe as they seem to be a speciality of the NA market and with your different voltage, no-one apart from, ISTR maybe Festool, offers them over here. They look as if they might be easier to hold and switch on and off for hand routing.

Any thoughts?

Cheers

Peter



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 11:26 AM
Registered User
 
curiousgeorge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Country: United States
First Name: George
Posts: 3,003
     
Send a message via Skype™ to curiousgeorge
Default

Peter,
The "D" handle does provide easier, more convenient access to the switch as well as great control during hand held operations. To me, it gives a more secure feeling.

George
Fort Worth, Texas
City where the west begins.
curiousgeorge is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 11:48 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Country: United States
First Name: James
Posts: 2,304
 
Default

I have a Porter Cable with the D-handle that I use for some hand held operations. For me it gives better leverage for holding the router, especially using the flush trim bit or edge profiles. It uses a trigger switch in the handle like a circular saw

James
Whittier, CA.

Have a nice & safe day!
jlord is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 01:37 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
istracpsboss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Country: Croatia
First Name: Peter
Posts: 1,683
 
Default

Thanks for that. It's all pretty much what I suspected. It seems the European routers have just continued with the same fundamental design and not branched out. Pity those are all 110v !

Cheers

Peter
istracpsboss is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-27-2009, 06:10 PM
Registered User
 
allthunbs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Country: Canada
First Name: Ron
Posts: 2,881
 
Default

Hi Peter;

I have the Makita "D" handled 3601b. The M12V plunge is for all hand operations requiring plunge capability. The M12V without springs is the table rig specifically for that purpose. The "D" handle is for all bearing operations and edge treatments, with a foot, shii or elongated baseplate. It also shares guide bushing work. For that purpose it can't be beat. Even my laminate trimmer isn't as good on laminates as the "D."

I looked at Makita in Germany and France and can't find any reference to the 3601b anywhere. But, when it is referred to in official literature it is 8.5amp (120V). That says to me that there must be a 230V version out there somewhere. BTW, is that 2x120=240 or 230+common+ground?

Allthunbs
allthunbs is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2 Extra Routers What To Do With?? Steve B General Routing 17 02-28-2010 07:40 PM
Need 6 routers F3RR3T General Routing 14 10-21-2009 06:14 PM
Triton Routers DougO General Routing 32 11-17-2008 01:48 PM
New Craftsman Routers foleylink General Routing 2 11-10-2007 11:48 PM
Freud routers and tables cabinetsetc General Routing 6 11-06-2005 05:06 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome