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3285jeff

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02-13-2020 12:01 AM

i have been looking for a good palm router and i wanted the plunge base with it also,,i found one on amazon,,its called a mophorn which i have never heard of before,,but it does come with alot of attachments including the plunge base and the reviews werent all that bad,,,i was just wandering if anyone knows anything about this router and could give me some input on it,,,,


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#1 posted 02-13-2020 12:17 AM

never heard of it but i just picked up the compact dewalt with the plunge base and fixed base and i would recommend it,a great little router.

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#2 posted 02-13-2020 12:37 AM

This may not be all that helpful, but I didn’t see much reason to invest in a plunge palm router myself. Instead, I bought a Ryobi palm router (just since I’m invested in their battery ecosystem) and a Bosch 1617EVSPK plunge router which is more of a midsize (2 1/4 hp). Really like having this combo and I can pretty much do everything I need.

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#3 posted 02-13-2020 02:07 AM


This may not be all that helpful, but I didn t see much reason to invest in a plunge palm router myself. Instead, I bought a Ryobi palm router (just since I m invested in their battery ecosystem) and a Bosch 1617EVSPK plunge router which is more of a midsize (2 1/4 hp). Really like having this combo and I can pretty much do everything I need.

- ramair02

My setup is almost identical. I have the Ridgid cordless trim router because of battery investment and a Milwaukee 2 1/4 hp with fixed and plunge bases. If i was free of the Ridgid battery shackles I would probably have gone with the DeWalt DWP611. The vacuum attachment and ability to add a plunge base if needed just makes it much more flexible. The Ridgid can have a vacuum port but it sticks straight off the side throwing off control. The DeWalt design looks much better.

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#4 posted 02-13-2020 05:04 AM

The Bosch colt has been my favorite.

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#5 posted 02-13-2020 06:44 AM

I have been putting off buying one for years, but if/when I do get one it will most likely be the Bosch Colt. I try to stay away from those chinese offbrands unless its something hard to screw up, like a deadblow hammer or something.

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#6 posted 02-13-2020 06:47 AM

I have the makita 0700cx4. Love it.

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#7 posted 02-13-2020 06:48 AM

I like my DeWalts

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#8 posted 02-13-2020 09:53 AM

I have a Bosch Colt with both bases and am really happy with the performance. Try one in the 1.25hp version. I think you will like it.

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#9 posted 02-13-2020 09:53 AM

Interesting, very interesting.

https://www.amazon.com/Mophorn-Variable-Woodworking-Furniture-Manufacturing/dp/B07SYLLLPQ

Lotta bang for the buck, certainly Chinese goods at their most Glorious. Based on the head shape alone, I’d give one guess who’s router they are using here. Looks more professional without the yellow colored plastic.

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#10 posted 02-13-2020 11:42 AM

+1 DeWalt…I love mine.

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#11 posted 02-13-2020 02:03 PM

+1 Dewalt 611 kit with fixed and plunge bases…. never realized how much I would love the LED lights in there

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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#12 posted 02-14-2020 03:56 AM

I have the Dewalt DWP611 and it is great. The plunge base works very well. I use it for all but the biggest jobs.

-- Clin

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#13 posted 02-14-2020 04:41 AM

+1 DeWalt. Did a lot of shopping before I jumped.

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#14 posted 02-14-2020 12:10 PM

+1 Dewalt DWP611.
The led task light is really helpful for these old eyes, and is best part of using it.

Morphon is interesting, but there are several cheap compact routers in market. MLCS has Rocky 30 with fixed base on sale for $69 right now.
Looking at all the no-name 1.25HP compacts on Amazon, I see one commonality:
The head shape and plunge base adjustments look almost identical to Makita compact router?
hmm…

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