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Forum topic by Tracy71 posted 03-27-2018 02:59 PM 1612 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-27-2018 02:59 PM

Looking for feedback on the Jessem Powertec 3-1/4hp router motor. Anyone using one or has read reviews on them?


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#1 posted 03-30-2018 07:21 PM

I see them at the Jessem site, but not much else. Typically Jessem offers a good product. I don’t know if they make this or not? If not the who may be important. Not sure what the price point is.

I do know a lot of folks with a need for a router in a lift are going with The MLCS 9654 since the breakdown of Porter Cable to barely home owner level tools. A few guys I know give them high marks, and the price is very good

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#2 posted 03-30-2018 09:57 PM

Well I got impatient and pulled the trigger already on the Jessem router…hope it’s as good as all their other stuff. I purchased the table top, new Jessem TA jointer fence and an INCRA lift. Had to get the router but was not comfortable with the porter cable quality lately. We will see how it performs.

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#3 posted 03-31-2018 06:50 PM

Good call on the Porter Cable. They have Mickey Moused with a venerable name, while putting out a cheesy product. That only lasts a short time. You’ll have to report what you think of the Jessem router.

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#4 posted 03-31-2018 07:27 PM

I sure will report back when I put it to the test. I’ve found zero reviews so far.

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#5 posted 03-18-2019 06:26 PM

Howdy. Any intel on the Jessem since last you posted?? Thanks!

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#6 posted 03-18-2019 07:12 PM

well I built the entire router table with an incra lift, jessem top and the new jessem TA fence system… but only turned it on to see it run. I have yet to use the table at all.

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#7 posted 04-18-2019 11:46 PM



I see them at the Jessem site, but not much else. Typically Jessem offers a good product. I don t know if they make this or not? If not the who may be important. Not sure what the price point is.

I do know a lot of folks with a need for a router in a lift are going with The MLCS 9654 since the breakdown of Porter Cable to barely home owner level tools. A few guys I know give them high marks, and the price is very good

- therealSteveN


The MLCS 9564 3-1/4 HP Variable Speed Router is the same exact router as the jessem router, so assuming MLCS make there own router then that would mean they make the jessem router. Compare the 2 routers pics and even tools everything is the same, and I dont believe in coincidences least not more than 1.
MLCS 9564 3-1/4 HP Variable Speed Router

Most tool manufactures rarely ever make all there tools. I research tons of tools and a lot of stuff is just licensed. Many table saw are all made in same plant, band saws, etc… most parts are all interchangeable on many different companies. Look at grizzly or any other you will find same exact designs etc.. its not to say some of the components arent better with one than another like motor or switch. But in general its just repackaged and rebranded. I repair tools and see this all to often same internals in drills etc just diff color and design tool.

As for porter cable it is owned by stanely black and decker, so dewalt etc and many other tool brands are under same roof, while some of there tools use cheaper components and are aimed at home owners, not all are. Some are still made with quality components and are aimed at tradesmen. Not saying no problems with the 7518, just stating all there line of tools are not junk. They innovated many tools and are standards for other tool accessory manufacturers.

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