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Plunge Routers

Plunge


Ideal for:

✓ Stopped Dadoes
✓ Fluting
✓ Inlay Grooves
✓ Template Routing
✓ Mortising
Fixed Base Routers

Fixed Base


Ideal for:

✓ Edge profiling
✓ Router Table Use
✓ Pattern Routing
✓ Repeat Applications
Compact Routers

Compact


Ideal for:

✓ Trim Routing
✓ Cutting flutes
✓ Edge Profiling
✓ Small CNC Machines
  1. Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package
    Sale

    Regular Price: $219.00

    Special Price $189.00

  2. Bosch 2-1/4 HP VS Router
    Sale

    Regular Price: $169.00

    Special Price $149.00

  3. Bosch Colt PR20EVSPK Palm Router/Plunge Base Combo Kit
    $189.99
  4. Bosch Colt™ Variable-Speed Palm Router Kit
    $119.00
  5. Bosch MRC23EVSK Modular Router, 2.3 HP
    $324.99
  6. Bosch MRF23EVS Fixed Base Router, 2.3 HP
    $244.99
  7. Bosch MRP23EVS Plunge Router, 2.3 HP
    $254.99
  8. Dewalt DW616 Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor Fixed Base Router
    $149.99
  9. Dewalt DW616K Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor HP Fixed Base Router Kit
    $164.99
  10. Dewalt DW616PK Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor HP Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit
    $224.99
  11. Dewalt DW618B3 Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP Three Base Router Kit
    $314.99
  12. Dewalt DW618D Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS D-Handle Router with Soft Start
    $234.99
  13. Dewalt DW618K Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Fixed Base Router Kit with Soft Start
    $194.99
  14. Dewalt DW618M Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Router Motor with Soft Start
    $179.99
  15. Dewalt DW618PK Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Fixed Base/Plunge Router Combo Kit w/Soft Start
    $249.99
  16. Dewalt DW621 Heavy-Duty 2 HP maximum motor HP EVS Plunge Router
    $289.99
  17. Dewalt DW625 Heavy-Duty 3 HP maximum motor HP EVS Plunge Router
    $324.99
  18. Dewalt DW660 Heavy-Duty Cut-Out Tool
    $85.99
  19. DeWalt DWE6000 Laminate Trimmer/Palm Router
    DeWalt DWE6000 Laminate Trimmer/Palm Router
    Superior ergonomics, ease of use, and excellent accuracy set the DeWalt DWE6000 apart from the crowd.
    $129.99
  20. DeWalt DWP611 Compact Router, Fixed Base
    $139.99
  21. DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
    DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
    81 Review(s)
    Lightweight, compact router excels at common routing tasks like edge profiling, flush trimming, and even mortising with the included plunge base.
    $199.99
  22. DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router With Trim Router Table and Dust Port
    DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router With Trim Router Table and Dust Port
    1 Review(s)
    Includes DeWalt Compact Router w/Fixed and Plunge Bases, Trim Router Table, and Router Table Dust Port.
    $273.48
  23. Makita RF1101KIT2 2-1/4 HP Variable-Speed Plunge Router Kit
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    Makita RF1101KIT2 2-1/4 HP Variable-Speed Plunge Router Kit
    Abundant power paired with convenient features—includes both fixed and plunge bases for the best of both worlds.
    $239.00
  24. Makita RP0900K 1-1/4 HP Plunge Router
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    Makita RP0900K 1-1/4 HP Plunge Router
    A compact plunge router that's perfect for detail routing projects—1-3/8'' plunge capacity!
    $159.00

Choosing a Router Bit

You’ve finally got that new router, and you’re eager to use it. High-tech as it is, though, it’s toothless without router bits. But which bits should you buy? If you haven’t used a router much, the options can be dizzying. Here’s what you need to know to make informed choices.


Choosing a Router Bit

You’ve finally got that new router, and you’re eager to use it. High-tech as it is, though, it’s toothless without router bits. But which bits should you buy? If you haven’t used a router much, the options can be dizzying. Here’s what you need to know to make informed choices.

A beginner’s guide to choosing router bits
10 tips for clean cuts with router bits

 

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.

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.)

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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