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percent20

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02-18-2019 09:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router question

Been lurking for a while so I think this is an appropriate first question.

I won an auction for 1 of 3 routers. I was the high bidder so I get first choice of routers. I am not really sure which one to choose, or what to look for that could help me eliminate one of the options. This will be my first router, and I am on a limited budget, right now, so was trying to get something that works for now.

My Options (From a single picture):

1. Makita 3612c. What makes me nervous about this one is the cracking of the electrical cord casing, where it comes out of the rubber part which connects to the unit itself.
2. Ryobi 3H.P. Variable Speed. Pictures look like an RE-600
3. Dewalt (all I can tell from the picture)

Any thoughts, or things I can look at to eliminate one or two?

Thanks.


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#1 posted 02-18-2019 10:28 PM

Being a used router, I would not want one with a “soft” start feature. I don’t know if any of the 3 are soft start, but being an electronic device, if it stops working, you won’t have a router. The cost to repair won’t be worth it. You could get lucky, but do you feel lucky? The frayed cord on the Makita would not be a deal changer, as cords are easy to change for little money. At this point, I would eliminate the Ryobi. FYI, a control module for the Makita costs $98.60. If it were me, the Dewalt would be my pick, but I would keep my fingers crossed. How does each compare with a new one?

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#2 posted 02-19-2019 01:45 AM



Being a used router, I would not want one with a “soft” start feature. I don t know if any of the 3 are soft start, but being an electronic device, if it stops working, you won t have a router. The cost to repair won t be worth it. You could get lucky, but do you feel lucky? The frayed cord on the Makita would not be a deal changer, as cords are easy to change for little money. At this point, I would eliminate the Ryobi. FYI, a control module for the Makita costs $98.60. If it were me, the Dewalt would be my pick, but I would keep my fingers crossed. How does each compare with a new one?

- MrRon

Thanks for the info great stuff.

Is the control board usually something thay needs to be replaced?

Not sure what you are asking on comparing to a new one, I can be dense sometimes.

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