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View Poll Results: How long have you been using a Router?
Less then 1 year 69 18.30%
1 to 2 years 30 7.96%
2 to 5 years 55 14.59%
5 to 10 years 47 12.47%
10 to 20 years 62 16.45%
More then 20 years 114 30.24%
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post #41 of 50 (permalink) Old 04-10-2011, 02:31 AM
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I bought my first router a Bosch pof 50 in 1982 and it is still going strong. It only takes 1/4" bits.It has an eltronic switch that play's up occasionaly just have to give it a light bump on the side with the heel of the hand and it works again.

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I went to a tools shop today for buying a router, but hesitate to take the decision. I thought the best to do is to ask advice to the experts on this forum.
I have a Ryobi R152, 750 watt since 1998. I saw a Bosch 1400watt / 8mm thickness for the shaft fixing and a Black & Decker 1600watt and up to 12mm shaft, it look bigger and stronger. Which must I buy. I will keep the Ryobi for freehand routing and is willing to buy a router, with which I can do heavy jobs, and also be able to fixe it on a table. The Black&Decker seems ok. What do you think? Thanks in advance
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Last year I decide bought a new router and chosen B&D 1600 W.I bring home and when clamping on the table the body of the router is swing left-right on his guide about 2-3 mm.I return router same day and get money back.When I ask in service about this problem they said "i`s normaly for this money" wtf?All comments is to much.
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I have used my router off and on for over 20 years. I have a Sears 315.17491. 1 1/2HP. Its old and loud, but it works. This year I made a table for it. Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks.
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Hi Sam

Of all the bad things a router can do to you ,wiping out your hearing is the worse, I now say WHAT a lot now days because I didn't wear ear plugs for 40 years or so..

The higher the speed the higher the DB will be.

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I would suggest you keep looking ,,and pass on both of them, they both have a real down fall,,the Small hole in the base.

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I went to a tools shop today for buying a router, but hesitate to take the decision. I thought the best to do is to ask advice to the experts on this forum.
I have a Ryobi R152, 750 watt since 1998. I saw a Bosch 1400watt / 8mm thickness for the shaft fixing and a Black & Decker 1600watt and up to 12mm shaft, it look bigger and stronger. Which must I buy. I will keep the Ryobi for freehand routing and is willing to buy a router, with which I can do heavy jobs, and also be able to fixe it on a table. The Black&Decker seems ok. What do you think? Thanks in advance



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I went to a tools shop today for buying a router, but hesitate to take the decision. I thought the best to do is to ask advice to the experts on this forum.
I have a Ryobi R152, 750 watt since 1998. I saw a Bosch 1400watt / 8mm thickness for the shaft fixing and a Black & Decker 1600watt and up to 12mm shaft, it look bigger and stronger. Which must I buy. I will keep the Ryobi for freehand routing and is willing to buy a router, with which I can do heavy jobs, and also be able to fixe it on a table. The Black&Decker seems ok. What do you think? Thanks in advance
I have that Bosch router, actually the earlier 1300 watt version. For the price, it's a pretty good router. It has all the features that a high end router has, just less power.
After lock fine height adjust, built in lights, soft start and constant speed control, variable speed, and a 6 step depth stop.

I have yet to use a bit that doesn't fit through the base hole, and in fact I doubt there is an 8mm bit that is too big for it. It's not like you would consider using to make raised panel doors.
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I'm 53 and been using a router since I was 15 in my dad's shop. Routers and accessorries have come a long way!!!
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Since I was in my teens. Now in my upper 40's.

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