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How does this router sound?
« on: July 21, 2005, 11:08:20 am »
Well, I'm buying a router tonight.

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Re: How does this router sound?
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2005, 12:21:21 pm »
I don't know too much about the Ryobi, have you read any reviews of it?

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Re: How does this router sound?
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2005, 12:27:50 pm »
OK, I don't have an instinctive feel for the value of Canadian $ so you're on your own in terms of value.

This looks like a good householder type router.
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Re: How does this router sound?
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2005, 12:53:18 pm »
    How does this router sound?

It sounds like this:

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrerrrrrerrererrerrrrrrrr...

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Re: How does this router sound?
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2005, 01:09:26 pm »
    How does this router sound?

It sounds like this:

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrerrrrrerrererrerrrrrrrr...

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Re: How does this router sound?
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2005, 01:23:21 pm »
    How does this router sound?

It sounds like this:

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrerrrrrerrererrerrrrrrrr...

-s

Now I'm very angry that I stopped myself from making a post like this.

Damn you stingray for taking my joke!! :)
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Re: How does this router sound?
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2005, 03:26:22 pm »
I really recommend a Porter Cable if you can afford it.
Read through this thread...http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=36688.msg324112#msg324112




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Re: How does this router sound?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2005, 04:08:47 pm »
For general use, the Ryobi will be fine, but the DeWalt or Porter Cable are better over the long run.  Make sure you get a plunge router with 1/2" and 1/4" collets and some type of dust collection system because routers throw a LOT of debris around.

I have a DeWalt 1/2" plunge router and a Porter Cable laminate trimmer (like a miniature hand held router) and have no complaints.  Both DeWalt and Porter Cable are frequently used in very high production manufacturing environments, have a longer life and a lower maintenance/repair cost.

(Experience from a previous life).

Your most important purchase is going to be good router bits, regardless of the machine.  Better off to skimp on the price of the router and buy high quality router bits.

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Re: How does this router sound?
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2005, 05:21:52 pm »
I just bought a used Porter Cable 690 for ~$70 off of e-bay.  This model doesn't have the plunge base included, but I can always buy it seperately later on.  Supposedly these are real nice basic machines and they're rated very highly on Amazon.com. 

That Ryobi set should be good too, but if you're looking to save some $ a used Porter Cable is not a bad choice.

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Re: How does this router sound?
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2005, 05:57:57 pm »
    How does this router sound?

It sounds like this:

Rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrerrrrrerrererrerrrrrrrr...

-s

Now I'm very angry that I stopped myself from making a post like this.

Damn you stingray for taking my joke!! :)
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Re: How does this router sound?
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2005, 06:35:15 pm »
I have that set.  You'll be fine with it.  I wouldn't use it for work, but as was said, for what you're going to use it for around the house, it'll be fine. 

For work, Porter Cable is the way to go, but you're not doing anywhere CLOSE to multiple-piece production runs.

That thing has both collets, depth on the plunge base isn't as nice as I'd like it to be, but the other 2 bases won't cause you any problems.  You'll find the D-handle REALLY nice once you get used to it, and you'll probably end up using it more than the standard base.

Build yourself a nice cheap router table (there's plans somewhere around here, I think I posted 'em anyway) and take the standard base and fasten it in there and leave it be.  You'll be good for any routing situation you can think of around your house.

The carrying bag sucks ass.  If that's something important to you, keep it in mind, otherwise, it's a VERY good deal.  I picked it up simply because it was on sale....can't remember specifically, but $129 keeps ringing in my head.  Don't know what your funny money equates to, but there you go. 

Don't piss your money away on any of the quarter-inch shanked bits if you can possibly avoid it.  That thing'll hog out more than you should attempt, so run the larger-shanked bits for better (and easier) cuts.


And here - check this thread out.  Please.

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,36441.0.html
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