Routers

  1. Betterley Coving System

    Starting at: From $839.99

  2. Porter-Cable 3-1/4 HP Five-Speed Plunge Router
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    Porter-Cable Speedmatic 3-1/4 HP Five-Speed Router 7518
    13 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!
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  4. Bosch MRC23EVSK Modular Router, 2.3 HP
    $324.99
  5. Dewalt DW625 Heavy-Duty 3 HP maximum motor HP EVS Plunge Router
    $324.99
  6. Dewalt DW618B3 Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP Three Base Router Kit
    $314.99
  7. Porter-Cable 7518 Variable Speed 3-1/4 HP Motor Only
    Porter-Cable 7518 Variable Speed 3-1/4 HP Motor Only
    10 Review(s)
    Designed to handle a wide variety of home improvement projects.
    $299.99
  8. Porter-Cable 894PK with Plunge Base, Fixed Base and VacGrip Handle
    $289.99
  9. Dewalt DW621 Heavy-Duty 2 HP maximum motor HP EVS Plunge Router
    $289.99
  10. Porter-Cable 893PK Router Package
    $279.99
  11. Porter-Cable 895PK Multi-Base Router Kit Fixed and Plunge Base
    Porter-Cable 895PK Multi-Base Router Kit Fixed and Plunge Base
    9 Review(s)
    Maintains motor speed through the toughest applications.
    $279.99
  12. DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router With Trim Router Table and Dust Port
    DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router With Trim Router Table and Dust Port
    Includes DeWalt Compact Router w/Fixed and Plunge Bases, Trim Router Table, and Router Table Dust Port.
    $273.48
  13. Portamate PM-P254 Variable Speed 3-1/4 HP Router Motor
    Portamate PM-P254 Variable Speed 3-1/4 HP Router Motor
    The Portamate PM-P254 provides abundant power at an attractive price point—the perfect spare router motor for use in router tables and CNC machines.
    $259.99
  14. Bosch MRP23EVS Plunge Router, 2.3 HP
    $254.99
  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. Side-mounted cooling vents keep sawdust away from motor housing when router is mounted in a router table.
    Triton 3-1/4 HP Dual-Mode Plunge Router
    29 Review(s)
    Triton Dual Mode Precision Plunge Router with Multi-Function Fence.
    $249.99
  17. Triton MOF001 2-1/4 HP Dual-Mode Plunge Router
    Triton MOF001 2-1/4 HP Dual-Mode Plunge Router
    4 Review(s)
    Easy to control and simple to adjust, this router is suited equally well for table-mounted or hand-held use.
    $249.99
  18. Bosch MRF23EVS Fixed Base Router, 2.3 HP
    $244.99
  19. Dewalt DW618D Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS D-Handle Router with Soft Start
    $234.99
  20. Dewalt DW616PK Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor HP Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit
    $224.99
  21. Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package
    $219.00
  22. Porter-Cable 892 Router
    Porter-Cable 892 Router
    22 Review(s)
    The 890 series is loaded With great features to give you an easier-to-use, more powerful router.
    $199.99
  23. DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
    DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
    42 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
  24. Dewalt DW618K Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Fixed Base Router Kit with Soft Start
    $194.99

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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What People are Saying:

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