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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. Porter-Cable 892 Router With FREE $50 Gift Card
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    Porter-Cable 892 Router With FREE $50 Gift Card
    For a limited time only, purchase the Porter-Cable 892 Router and receive a FREE $50 Gift Card!
    $199.99
  2. Side-mounted cooling vents keep sawdust away from motor housing when router is mounted in a router table.
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    Triton 3-1/4 HP Dual-Mode Plunge Router
    54 Review(s)
    Triton Dual Mode Precision Plunge Router with Multi-Function Fence.

    Regular Price: $279.99

    Special Price $251.99

  3. Porter-Cable 7518 Variable Speed 3-1/4 HP Motor Only With FREE $50 Gift Card
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    $299.99
  4. Porter-Cable 3-1/4 HP Five-Speed Plunge Router
    $424.99
  5. DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
    DeWalt DWP611PK Compact Router
    83 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
  6. Bosch Colt PR20EVSPK Palm Router/Plunge Base Combo Kit
    $189.99
  7. Dewalt DW616 Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor Fixed Base Router
    $149.99
  8. Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router
    Porter-Cable 4.5 Amp 1/4'' Palm Router
    11 Review(s)
    Thoughtful ergonomics and light weight encourage a relaxed grip for easy, one-handed operation.
    $109.99
  9. Makita RT0701C 1-1/4 HP Compact Router
    Makita RT0701C 1-1/4 HP Compact Router
    Delivers power and precision in a compact package.
    $99.00
  10. Porter Cable 450PK Compact Router Combo with Fixed and Plunge Bases
    $189.99
  11. Dewalt DW618PK Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Fixed Base/Plunge Router Combo Kit w/Soft Start
    $249.99
  12. Makita RF1101KIT2 2-1/4 HP Variable-Speed Plunge Router Kit
    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
  13. Bosch 1617EVSPK Router Combo Package
    $219.00
  14. Porter-Cable 895PK Router Set With FREE $50 Gift Card
    Porter-Cable 895PK Router Set With FREE $50 Gift Card
    For a limited time only, purchase the Porter-Cable 895PK Router Set and receive a FREE $50 Gift Card!
    $279.99
  15. Dewalt DW618K Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS Fixed Base Router Kit with Soft Start
    $194.99
  16. Plunge Base for Makita Compact Routers
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    Plunge Base for Makita Compact Routers
    Adds the versatility of a plunge router to your Makita Compact Router—easy depth adjustments with a 3-position turret stop.
    $79.99
  17. Porter Cable 1-3/4 HP D-Handle Router, Model #691
    $184.99
  18. Bosch MRC23EVSK Modular Router, 2.3 HP
    $324.99
  19. Makita RP2301FC 3-1/4 HP Variable Speed Plunge Router
    Makita RP2301FC 3-1/4 HP Variable Speed Plunge Router
    Features a robust 3-1/4 horsepower motor, precision adjustments and exceptionally smooth plunging action.
    $329.00
  20. 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
  21. Bosch 2-1/4 HP VS Router
    $169.00
  22. Porter-Cable 894PK with Plunge Base, Fixed Base and VacGrip Handle
    $289.99
  23. Porter Cable 450 Compact Router, Fixed Base
    $129.99
  24. Makita XTR01Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Compact Router, Bare Tool
    Makita XTR01Z 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Brushless Cordless Compact Router, Bare Tool With FREE $25 Gift Card
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    $129.00

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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