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Interchangeable Bases 120 46.88%
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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 11-04-2004, 06:17 AM Thread Starter
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What is your preferred type of roter.

fixed base
Plunge type
interchangeable bases
dob't care.


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i have both fixed base and plunge and are used under different situations.

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Same here, four plunge and one fixed base.


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3 plunge and 2 fixed base. 3 plunge are 1/2" collet.2 fixed are 1/4" collet.
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Hi everybody, my first post wood be a poll. I voted the last; don't care. I use and like both, fixed and plung types.

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I suppose because I use the router for 90% of the time with the aid of guides I would have to go for the plunge mode.

My first router was a fixed base (Purchased by the school I was teaching in at the time) But since finding out the need for the guides I have and give advice to anyone purchasing a router to get a Plunge router

I have 3 Makitas Three Hitachi and one Triton (for use in the bench) plus a trimmer Makita.
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I have all types, Fixed,Plunge and Interchangeable. They all have their place in the Shop for different Applications. The Brands I have : 4 Bosch, 1Hitachi, 1 Makita, 2 Craftsman, 1 DeWalt, 1PC. The ones I like best, in order the big Bosch, the Hitachi, the PC.
Those 3 are mounted in individual Tables ( Oak Park, Veritas, Hawk ) For Handheld use I like the Bosch 1617 EVS
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What is your preferred type of roter.

fixed base
Plunge type
interchangeable bases
dob't care.

Which ever best suits my need at the time.

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for my work the plunge router is my choise, having to make different internal cuts,like window openings, door openings ,etc. using spiral cutting bit is faster than cutting with a jigsaw, just plunge and go.
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New to routing, so can't state a preference.
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