Routers

  1. Porter Cable Collets for Routers

    Starting at: From $13.49

  2. GripVac Attachment
    New
  3. Parallel Edge Guide for Festool MFK 700 Router
  4. Quick-Change Musclechuck™
    Quick-Change Musclechuck™
    4 Review(s)
    With just a half-turn of a hex wrench, router bits pop in and out with absolute ease.

    Starting at: From $69.99

  5. Porter-Cable Lever-Release Router Base Only
  6. Dewalt D26670 Heavy-Duty Laminate Trimmer
  7. Porter Cable Model 7310 Palm Router
    Porter Cable Model 7310 Palm Router
    6 Review(s)
    Excellent for trimming laminate plus general edge and corner trimming.
    $99.99
    Out of stock
  8. Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router
    New
    Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router
    Thoughtful ergonomics and light weight encourage a relaxed grip for easy, one-handed operation.
  9. Replacement Variable-Speed Motor for DeWalt DWP611 and DWP611PK Compact Routers
  10. Horizontal base, bearing guide, and dust extraction hood all attach to the router tool-free.
  11. 1.5� Base for Festool MFK 700 Trim Router
  12. Replacement Single-Speed Motor for Porter Cable 450 and 450PK Compact Routers
  13. Porter Cable 450 Compact Router, Fixed Base
  14. Bosch Colt™ Variable-Speed Palm Router Kit
  15. DeWalt DWP611 Compact Router, Fixed Base
  16. Trend T4 Variable Speed Plunge Router w/FREE Flush Trim Router Bit ($20 Value)
    $139.99
    Out of stock
  17. Dewalt DW616 Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor HP Fixed Base Router
  18. 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!
  19. Dewalt DW616K Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor HP Fixed Base Router Kit
  20. Dewalt DW618M Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Router Motor with Soft Start
    New
  21. Porter Cable 1-3/4 HP D-Handle Router, Model #691
  22. Porter Cable 450PK Compact Router Combo with Fixed and Plunge Bases
  23. Bosch Colt PR20EVSPK Palm Router/Plunge Base Combo Kit
  24. Bosch 2-1/4 HP VS Router

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.

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012

What People are Saying:

I have been ordering from Rockler for almost 20 years and have found their products to be very inexpensive and of high quality. Shipping is fast even when an item is back ordered. The best prices I have found anywhere."

- Orval - 08/07/2012
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