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View Poll Results: Favorite Router Manufacturer
Dewalt 59 10.48%
Porter Cable 210 37.30%
Bosch 83 14.74%
Freud 25 4.44%
Milwaukee 11 1.95%
Fein 1 0.18%
Makita 17 3.02%
Triton 35 6.22%
Craftsman 27 4.80%
Hitachi 41 7.28%
Other (specify) 54 9.59%
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post #81 of 87 (permalink) Old 01-30-2012, 09:39 AM
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Just got a new Freud set, the table and the fixed router. I don't think they sell this table model in the US, but it is available at the HD in Canada. I've been very pleased so far. The above the table adjustments are wonderful.

This is my second router, the first one was a cheap Mastercraft I bought at the Canadian Tire. It is a plunge router and it came with a table. So it was a constant source of frustration for me...
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I'm a bosch fan, I have three. A plunge var speed, a fixed base with deluxe bosch edge guide and a trim router. Never had any of then go down me. With that being said PC and othesr are reliable as well.
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Hi Chappo, I've got the same gmc router as you and was wondering about the depth adjusting knob. i cant seem to turn it and was wondering if it does turn or how to use it. it's my first router
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Porter Cable wont disappoint me.
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I have owned PC, Dewalt, Bosch, Craftsman, Hitachi and Makita. Dewalt and PC are the best of these.
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WOW! This is a very old thread, but I just now found this area of the forums.

I have the Skill Classic Anniversary Plunge Router and it works just fine.

If I were to go out and buy a router today, I would probably buy the Bosch 1617EVSPK, so I have the versatility of both fixed and plunge.
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According to some of the members from other than North America, fixed routers can be hard to find. A plunge can do anything a fixed router can do but the reverse is not true so anyone's first router should be a plunge. The only advantage to using a fixed as opposed to a plunge is that the fixed routers have a lower center of gravity. That gives them a better feel and a bit more control when edge routing.
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