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Forum topic by AlaskaGuy posted 04-11-2018 05:49 PM 1572 views 0 times favorited 57 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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AlaskaGuy

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04-11-2018 05:49 PM

I have more than one.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!


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#1 posted 04-11-2018 05:52 PM

I own three. The Bosch Colt gets the most use however.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 [email protected]

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#2 posted 04-11-2018 05:52 PM

I’ve got a Skil 2 1/4 h.p. combo and a Rigid trim router. So it’s kinda like having one and a half routers.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#3 posted 04-11-2018 06:02 PM



I ve got a Skil 2 1/4 h.p. combo and a Rigid trim router. So it s kinda like having one and a half routers.

- Ripper70

Ditto. If I had all 1/4” shank bits I’d do with the big one as well.

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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000

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#4 posted 04-11-2018 06:02 PM

I get by with one….....................at a time…..........

(But A1Jim has us all beat)

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#5 posted 04-11-2018 06:06 PM



I get by with one….....................at a time…..........

- Jbay

Ya know, you can change the bits on those things. You don’t need a separate router for every bit in your tool box!

What happened? Did you lose the collet wrench?

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#6 posted 04-11-2018 06:16 PM

LOL = X2 with Jbay

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that’s like asking a tournament fisherman why he needs so many rods on his boat.

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#7 posted 04-11-2018 06:17 PM

I get by with one….....................at a time…..........

- Jbay

Ya know, you can change the bits on those things. You don t need a separate router for every bit in your tool box!

What happened? Did you lose the collet wrench?

- Ripper70

Time is money to some, changing bits cost time.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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#8 posted 04-11-2018 06:19 PM

Plus it never hurts to have a dozen backups :)

-- Shooting down the walls of heartache. Bang bang. I am. The warrior.

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#9 posted 04-11-2018 06:30 PM

I get by with three.

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#10 posted 04-11-2018 06:31 PM

And here I am, Agonizing over whether I should keep borrowing my brother’s router.

-- Somewhere between raising hell and amazing grace.

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#11 posted 04-11-2018 06:56 PM

I used to have a shop, with employees, so I just seemed to acquire them over the years.

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#12 posted 04-11-2018 07:20 PM

I have a couple of the 690 routers. They haven’t seen much use but considering their age, I might should get some new bearings and brushes for them and spend some time working on them. : (

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#13 posted 04-11-2018 07:44 PM

Blaster – buy more routers now just in case the bearings and bushings wear out
on your old ones when you least need it.

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-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --

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#14 posted 04-11-2018 08:04 PM

I was thinking about working on the routers just the other day. I have been stupid sick for a week and a half so I didn’t get with it. I don’t have storage space for any more routers with maybe the exception of a trim router : )


Blaster – buy more routers now just in case the bearings and bushings wear out
on your old ones when you least need it.

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- John Smith


-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#15 posted 04-11-2018 08:13 PM



And here I am, Agonizing over whether I should keep borrowing my brother s router.

- CRAIGCLICK

It was you post that made me think of posting this question.

-- Alaskan's for Global warming!

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