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Skil's Line of Shop Routers Bring Professional Woodworking to Home Shops
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Skil Routers with SoftStart Technology Skil's home routers offer professional power for the home workshop, with new SoftStart technology and an LED light for improved visibility.

SKIL has a new line of routers — the 1817, 1827 and 1830 — which the company is touting as offering “professional features at an affordable, DIY price.” All three routers in the line feature SoftStart™ Technology, microfine adjustment for precise depth measurements and an LED SiteLight™ for improved visibility. They also have soft-grip handles, a dual-position On/Off switch and half-inch collet capacity with a quarter-inch collet adapter. The Model 1817 is a 1-3⁄4hp fixed-base router, priced at $69.99; the 1827 is a 2hp plunge base router with variable speed, depth rod and adjustable turret for repeatable plunging applications. It’s priced at $89.99. The Model 1830 is a 2-1⁄4hp combo kit with both fixed and plunge bases, variable speed, depth rod and adjustable turret. The 1830 is priced at $109.99.

posted on August 1, 2011 by Woodworker's Journal
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  • brent constance
    brent constance June 6, 2014 at 5:40 am

    i just bought a skil 1830 router and i was wanting to know if the base plate that comes with router will take the guide i need to use for dovetail jig will fit my base plate if it will not fit which base plate do i need.

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