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Old 01-05-2008, 11:51 PM   #21
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Personally, I'd go with Linksys. I have a netgear wireless router right now and I hate it.

Wait, what? ohhhhhh woodworking routers! Porter-Cable is a good brand, I'd definitely go with it. If you really don't see yourself needing a plunge router, I'd do what the guys above said and get the fixed, AND get a routing table. I used the heck out of my table when I had it.
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Old 01-05-2008, 11:58 PM   #22
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You mentioned routing the insides of book cases. You need a plunge router if you do any blind grooves (they don't extend to the edge of the material).

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Old 01-06-2008, 01:46 AM   #23
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Looks like a 680 model, however I might have missed the model #. I have a PC 680 and the big HP version mounted in my router table. IMHO, unless you are doing detailed molding, and grooving, you would not neeed a plunger router, nice to have but not necessary. Just look at my shop and you will see lots of crap that I should not have bought but I had the money at the time, now I doont have the money and I am looking at it thinking..."what the hell was I thinking".

Oh well, I can still make some damn nice looking cabinets.


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Old 01-06-2008, 01:54 AM   #24
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Im going against the grain here but I dont care much for the newer Porter Cable tools. This is what I have and Love it! Plent of power for most jobs, quiet, and the soft start is very nice.

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Old 01-06-2008, 02:10 AM   #25
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FWIW, I have had one of the PC combo fixed/plunge kits for years. It's been solid dependable piece of hardware at a decent price (grabbed it on sale too).

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