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Forum topic by AustinMike2 posted 03-08-2021 02:49 PM 312 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-08-2021 02:49 PM

Just wondering why most sources are completely out of all 3 1/4 HP routers. Is the supply chain totally messed up? Are the Chinese pissed off at us? or…......

I have been using a Bora PM-254 for a few months now. It has been a dream to use. Smooth, quiet, and reliable so far. All I have seen on reviews is bad news for this source. Since I have 4 dead Porter Cable routers I thought I needed another backup. Can’t find anything that will fit the PC diameter for my ShopBot. The Bora is perfect fit.

any ieas?

-- Mike, Texas

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#1 posted 03-08-2021 02:55 PM

Parts shortages and increased demand are leading to inventory problems in a lot of industries. As people snap up stuff already on the shelves, manufacturers are having problems replenishing stock because they can’t ship a product that’s 97% complete. While I don’t have any specific insight in to woodworking supply/demand, I don’t see why it wouldn’t follow the above pattern that’s affecting so many others.

-- Practice makes less sucky. (Bill, Minneapolis, MN)

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#2 posted 03-08-2021 02:55 PM

Same reason sanders are in short supply & lumber prices are up 3x in a year …

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 03-08-2021 02:57 PM

It’s Trumps fault lol

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#4 posted 03-08-2021 09:06 PM


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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