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Old 10-13-2012, 09:04 PM   #33
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Lol! Meant 2.5hp

Plunge? I rarely used that, I would just get the porter cable. With smaller routers you end up frustrated at some point as if you got a 12v cordless drill or something! Lol

I meant "sawzall", geez dude who calls a jig saw "reciprocating saw" lol!


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Please make sure to get properly trained to use power tools, there is many ways to get seriously hurt. Safety first!
I'd still recommend the compact router over a full size to start out. Wood magazine did a review this month and the Dewalt was the first choice even over the P-C. The P-C doesn't have variable speed. It will do most of what routing a person would normally do and is better on smaller projects. I have 3.25hp plunge and rarely ever use it. Even if it wasn't a plunge I probably still wouldn't use it. Way too heavy for anything but a table mount. My 690s handle most of my work. Including raised panels and arched doors.

The plunge I do use but on a smaller router. If you're not using it your not doing any mortises or plunge routing. I do both. A mortise and tenon is a far superior joint to most any other.
I'd never recommend a recip either. I've got a couple and rarely use either one. And I've never used one for cabinet making or woodworking only use it when putting up buildings. More for taking them down though.

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