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Routers

  1. Porter-Cable 3-1/4 HP Five-Speed Plunge Router
    $424.99
  2. 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
    38 Review(s)
    Triton Dual Mode Precision Plunge Router with Multi-Function Fence.
    $279.99
  3. 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
  4. Dewalt DW618B3 Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP Three Base Router Kit
    $314.99
  5. Porter-Cable 893PK Router Package
    $279.99
  6. Bosch MRP23EVS Plunge Router, 2.3 HP
    $254.99
  7. Dewalt DW616K Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor HP Fixed Base Router Kit
    $164.99
  8. Dewalt DW616PK Heavy-Duty 1-3/4 HP maximum motor HP Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit
    $224.99
  9. Dewalt DW618D Heavy-Duty 2-1/4 HP maximum motor HP EVS D-Handle Router with Soft Start
    $234.99
  10. Dewalt DW621 Heavy-Duty 2 HP maximum motor HP EVS Plunge Router
    $289.99
  11. Dewalt DW625 Heavy-Duty 3 HP maximum motor HP EVS Plunge Router
    $324.99
  12. 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
  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.
    $269.99

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.

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.

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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