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Milwaukee 3.5 HP Router

Milwaukee 3.5 HP Router

08-09-2016 01:43 PM by PPK | 18 comments »

I feel compelled to review this router, since It runs a lot better than my old “tried and true” Porter Cable 7518 (the similar 3.5 HP model in the Porter Cable Brand, if you’re not familiar with the model no.) Warning, this is somewhat more of a comparison, but it’s also a review too. I have been running this unit with the 3.5” raised panel cutter. It has shown no signs of heating up excessively, no vibration, and the motor maintains its low speed setting w...

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Solid, Simple, Powerful.  Router Lift Not Required (Really!).

Solid, Simple, Powerful. Router Lift Not Required (Really!).

02-12-2013 11:23 AM by MetallurgyNerd | 10 comments »

I bought this router specifically to install in my router table, replacing a crummy Chinese router I bought years ago when I was poor. It installed easily on my 9” round Veritas phenolic base plate and the built-in above-table adjustment is great. Obviously not as precise as a $350 after-market router-lift that lets you precisely adjust bit depth a thou at a time, but perfectly adequate for everything I do, which is primarily furniture-making. I had to remove the router D handles t...

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