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I received a lot of input on what type of router to purchase for my first one. I'm leaning toward a plunge router but if in doubt will go with a combo kit.

It was great to have so many respond with both welcomes & advice. Thank you!! Once I get a little more acquainted with the forum format I will engage with individual responses. Thanks again.
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We're always here, to help you spend your money, John!
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+1 What Dan said.

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I ended up taking out a second mortgage after joining here . Hey with interest rates the way there are

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What router DID you finally choose? I also found myself spending more after I joined. I went out to the shop the other day and really looked around and was amazed to discover I have just about every major tool and accessory, and they're all first rate, thanks to the advice from this Forum. Chuck and I are pretty much in the same boat.
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Oh yeah, especially when you discover that there are, gasp, better tools than what you have. That situation is simply unacceptable.
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When you want a chuckle, here's my router story-- when you really don't know what you want or "the best" router to buy, you just start somewhere. And when you don't want to make an expensive purchase mistake, you buy at the bottom of available price paid. My "start somewhere" was a hand me down Porter Cable 690 fixed base from a family relative, followed by-- small size HF trim router, then old model fixed base Craftsman found for $30 on Craiglist, then step up to new $59 Craftsman fixed base to (now) new Craftsman $89 plunge router.

Turns out I did spend some extra $$ but I did resell the old Craftsman (breaking even at $30) and am using the PC 690 installed in my workbench as a bench router. And-- LOL-- I have probably spent more than $100 getting a good selection of router bits.

I will say that I am enjoying learning to use the routers/bits. Now if I only could buy --- (fill in the blank with your choice on your new nifty tool) lake9guy
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