Performax 1-1/4 HP compact router

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Forum topic by wmlaveck posted 09-05-2016 12:38 PM 4583 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2016 12:38 PM

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I am about to purchase a Menard’s Performax 1-1/4 compact router. It is on sale this week for only $49. This comes with both 1/4” and 3/8” collets. It has a 6.5 amp motor, led light, variable speed with soft start. It also has a two year warranty as do other Performax power tools. I should add that I am more of a hobbyist when it comes to woodworking. I make sawdust. I welcome your response.

-- If I ever turn up missing, check the garage.

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#1 posted 09-05-2016 02:53 PM

Seems like a decent deal. You can try it to see if you like it. Sure is a cheap enough price especially with the power and accessories.

-- Chuck, Michigan,

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#2 posted 09-05-2016 02:59 PM

I have one but yet to use it. I have had good luck with Menards service on there tools. Save the receipt, If you have a problem with it they will give you a new one or that amount of credit towards a more expensive one.

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#3 posted 09-05-2016 03:04 PM

I have two of these routers. They will get hot if you use it for a long period of time and the depth adjustment can be a pain, but for the price I think it works great.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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