Routers

  1. DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
    Sale
    DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
    3 Review(s)
    Lightweight, compact router excels at common routing tasks like edge profiling, flush trimming, and even mortising with the included plunge base.

    Regular Price: $199.99

    Special Price $149.99

  2. Triton 3-1/4 HP Dual-Mode Plunge Router
    Sale

    Regular Price: $249.99

    Special Price $229.99

  3. Bosch Colt™ Variable-Speed Palm Router Kit
    $119.00
  4. 43786
    Porter-Cable Speedmatic 3-1/4 HP Five-Speed Router 7518
    9 Review(s)
    This 3-1/4 HP variable speed router from Porter Cable has an electronic 5-speed control that ranges from 10,000-21,000 RPM!
    $349.00
  5. Porter Cable 690LR Router
    Porter Cable 690LR Router
    13 Review(s)
    A classic tried-and-true router that has remained virtually unchanged for decades - if it's not broke, don't fix it!
    $159.99
  6. Porter-Cable 892 Router
    Porter-Cable 892 Router
    18 Review(s)
    The 890 series is loaded With great features to give you an easier-to-use, more powerful router.
    $199.99
  7. Porter-Cable 7518 Variable Speed 3-1/4 HP Motor Only
    Porter-Cable 7518 Variable Speed 3-1/4 HP Motor Only
    3 Review(s)
    Designed to handle a wide variety of home improvement projects.
    $299.99
  8. Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router
    Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router
    1 Review(s)
    Thoughtful ergonomics and light weight encourage a relaxed grip for easy, one-handed operation.
    $109.99
  9. Bosch 2-1/4 HP VS Router
    $169.00
  10. Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package
    $219.00
  11. Dewalt DW616 Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor HP Fixed Base Router
    Sale

    Regular Price: $149.99

    Special Price $139.99

  12. Porter-Cable 895PK Multi-Base Router Kit Fixed and Plunge Base
    Porter-Cable 895PK Multi-Base Router Kit Fixed and Plunge Base
    6 Review(s)
    Maintains motor speed through the toughest applications.
    $279.99
  13. Dewalt DW618PK Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Fixed Base/Plunge Router Combo Kit w/Soft Start
    $249.99
  14. Porter-Cable 893PK Router Package
    $279.99
  15. Dewalt DW618M Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Router Motor with Soft Start
    $179.99
  16. Porter Cable 450PK Compact Router Combo with Fixed and Plunge Bases
    $189.99
  17. Porter Cable 1-3/4 HP D-Handle Router, Model #691
    $184.99
  18. Porter-Cable 3-1/4 HP Five-Speed Plunge Router
    $424.99
  19. Porter Cable 450 Compact Router, Fixed Base
    $129.99
  20. Porter-Cable 894PK with Plunge Base, Fixed Base and VacGrip Handle
    $289.99
  21. DeWalt DWP611 Compact Router, Fixed Base
    $139.99
  22. Bosch Colt PR20EVSPK Palm Router/Plunge Base Combo Kit
    $189.99
  23. Bosch MRF23EVS Fixed Base Router, 2.3 HP
    $244.99
  24. Bosch MRC23EVSK Modular Router, 2.3 HP
    $324.99

Routers: key characteristics

Collet size
The collet tightens to grip the shank of the bit being mounted in the router. Many mid-size routers come with both 1/4" and 1/2" collets, so they can work with both 1/4"- and 1/2"-shank bits.

Base type

Fixed: The standard base, with knobs on either side for holding and guiding the router. It also can easily be mounted to a router table.

Plunge: The base mechanism allows the rotating bit to be lowered a set distance into the stock to make stopped grooves and dadoes, as well as mortises.

D-handle: Instead of two knobs, as on the standard base, there's a knob and a D-shaped handle that provides pistol-grip control and a locking on/off trigger power switch.

Speed
Some routers are equipped with variable-speed adjustment features, which means that the speed at which the spindle rotates can be adjusted to work safely with bits of different diameters. (Larger bits need to be run at a slower speed than smaller bits.)

Power/size

Laminate/trim routers: These machines, which typically have smaller motors and 1/4" collets, are easy to control and ideal for small jobs such as trimming or finishing laminate edges.

Compact routers: They're smaller than their mid-size cousins, but with 1 to 1-1/4 hp, compact routers have more power than trim routers. They provide great control and enough power for many workshop tasks, including edge forming, mortising and freehand routing. They usually have 1/4" collets.

Mid-size routers: They typically have 1-3/4 hp to 2-1/4 hp motors and come with 1/4" and 1/2" collets. Their power and versatility make them a workshop staple, as they can be used both for handheld and table-mounted routing.

Large routers: Typically equipped with 3 hp to 3-1/4 hp motors, these routers are built to handle heavy-duty routing work.

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I have been using Rockler for years, your products are always the best that can be purchased and your prices are very reasonable. Ann you have always done your best to make me feel as though I was your very best customer. Thank you for great service."

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What People are Saying:

I have been using Rockler for years, your products are always the best that can be purchased and your prices are very reasonable. Ann you have always done your best to make me feel as though I was your very best customer. Thank you for great service."

- Daniel F.
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