Posted November 20, 2013
Now this PC router I really like. Wish I had another. I have used it for years with no problems. Can't say the same for the bigger PC routers I have.
This is a high quality router,...
Posted August 1, 2012
This is a high quality router, but has practical design flaws. Purchase came with a really cool free dovetail jig so I am keeping it. However, the unit is sold with a sub-base that has a center hole that is too small for its own factory supplied collets. The collet will hit the base when the base adjustment is retracted up. Larger bits with a circumference larger than 1.25" can cause the sub-base to get dangerously caught between the Router bit and the collet rotating edge. Secondly, the control switch is poorly located on the upper motor housing. I would recommend you choose carefully depending on your intended use. You will be disappointed if you are using bits with any portion of the profile/contour larger than 1.25" Diameter. You must purchase PC 2.5" sub-base to get around this sub-base issue as an option. /p>
I purhased this router, one for...
Posted August 6, 2011
I purhased this router, one for the price, and second for the 50 dollar gift sertificate. Once I received the router it was more than that. I put it in my small router table and it works great. I would recommend it to anyone and the price is right.
Bought this router to permanently go...
Posted June 17, 2011
Bought this router to permanently go into my new Router Lift FX. It fit perfectly and works like a champ. Only regret is that I didn't know about the $20 rebate until 6/30/11 from Porter Cable and pitched the box. Needed the UPC from the packaging. : All in all, a good value, especially with the $50 gift card.
I bought my 690 in 1986...
Posted April 27, 2010
I bought my 690 in 1986 and it still runs perfectly today and I do not ever baby it. I have had to replace the cord a few years ago due to the power cord rotting! I also had to replace the base locking key and bolt, but that was peanuts! I would buy another if and when I ever have to!