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#1 posted 10-08-2017 05:20 PM

It would be hard to set a price because these tools hardly ever get sold. It is certainly less than the new price. Part of the consideration is how much you will use it and what accessories it comes with. The extra guides can be $100 or more. There are lots of additional guides and fingers available.
I have one and it does a great job. I got mine primarily to make large toy chests and similar items.
The learning curve is a bit steep and I still find I consult the manual every time I use it. That may just be my old brain not functioning up to speed any more.
The only problem I have had is making sure my guide on the router base stays “exactly” centered or oriented exactly the same way between cutting pins and sockets. Otherwise your pins and tails don’t line up precisely. The difficulty occurs when you change router bits from straight to dovetail. If the alignment of the guide changes there will be small gaps in the final joints.

-- Les B, Oregon


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