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Porter Cable 1-3/4 HP D-Handle Router, Model #691

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43752
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Porter-Cable's D-Handle, fixed base 691 1-1/2 HP, 27,500 RPM router is ideal for woodworking, remodeling, trim and home improvement projects. Its D-Handle delivers a low center of gravity and a trigger lock-on feature for increased tool control in hard and soft woods and engineered material like melamine and PVC trim. Macro-adjust the tool with the cam-lock lever for simple edge-forming. Use the micro depth adjustments for bit depth changes accurate to 1/128 of an inch. It accepts collets for 1/4 and 1/2 inch shank bits and features an auto-release collet system minimizing frozen bits.


Features:
  • 11 Amp, 27,500 rpm motor producing 1-3/4 Peak HP
  • GripVac™ handle allows for both single hand gripping and enhanced router control when used in conjunction with standard knob
  • D-handle incorporates trigger switch with "lock-on" feature
  • Precision machined aluminum motor housing and base
  • Micrometer depth adjustor accurate to 1/128"
  • Dust-sealed switch and sealed ball bearing construction enhance tool durability
  • Auto-release collet system allows for easy bit removal after use
  • Collets included to accept 1/4" and 1/2" shank bits
With the Rockler Protection Plan, you'll get accidental damage coverage immediately upon purchase of your tool. Plus, we will extend the manufacturer's warranty for your choice of an additional 1 or 2 years. We'll take care of all parts and labor for any repairs, with no deductibles and no hassles. If your tool can not be repaired, we'll gladly replace it. Available in the US only. Click here to learn more. Standard Manufacturer's Warranty: 36 months
(1) Router Motor
(1) D-Handle Base
(1) 1/4" Collet
(1) 1/2" Collets
(1) Collet Wrench
(1) Operating Manual
More Information
Brand Porter-Cable
Manufacturer Part Number 691
Weight 12.0000
Tech Spec
  • Power: 120 VAC, 25-60 Hz
  • Horsepower: 1-3/4 HP
  • Amps :11 A
  • No Load Speed: 27,500 RPM
  • Motor Diameter: 3-1/2"
  • Collets: 1/4" and 1/2"
  • Base: Round
  • Switch: Trigger
  • Length: 10-1/2"
  • Width: 7-3/4"
  • Height: 8-5/8"
  • Weight: 9.25 lbs.
Tech Docs
Speed Range 27500 RPM
HP 1-1/2 HP
5.0 / 5.0
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This is my 4 th Porter Cable of this model. I have never had any problem with any one of them. I have had other brands but I have better luck with the Porter Cable.
September 4, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Bought this for my husband for...
Bought this for my husband for his birthday. He does a lot of woodworking as a hobby. He already had a router, but needed a lightweight one for handheld use. This one suits his needs. We've bought Porter Cable products before and they're always excellent.
August 8, 2008
Smooth starts, very comfortable grip, well...
Smooth starts, very comfortable grip, well balanced, and plenty of power. Seems well made, and depth adjustments are fairly easy. Could be improved with a micro adjust dial/screw, but otherwise a great router.
March 4, 2008
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I like this router and the D handle
Roger H on Aug 3, 2018
Need a second router, trust porter cable routers already have one does good
Frederick W on Mar 26, 2017
I like this router and the D handle
Roger H on Aug 3, 2018
because of good reviews.
DIOSDADO M on May 23, 2018
Need a second router, trust porter cable routers already have one does good
Frederick W on Mar 26, 2017
I've used one before. It's a safe (2-switch system), powerful, all-purpose router for multiple operations.
Kirk S on Oct 4, 2015
because of good reviews.
DIOSDADO M on May 23, 2018
I've used one before. It's a safe (2-switch system), powerful, all-purpose router for multiple operations.
Kirk S on Oct 4, 2015
I'm using the
1" D x 1-3/4" H x 1/2" Shank Rockler Pattern Flush Trim Bit
Item #: 37348 to pattern shape two pieces of 3/4" thick Marine plywood that will be laminated together to build an inflatable boat transom. Which router would be the best choice for this bit and job? I plan to cut the 1.5" thick transom plug about 1/4" proud of the transom template on all sides so the bit will be trimming about 1/4 of stock 1.5" thick. The transom plug is of such size, shape and weight I figured it would be best to clamp it to the work table and hand hold the router. two concerns are that I want a router powerful enough to do the job without bogging down and rippling the edge yet I want a router that's not to big that I can't control it with two hands. I'm looking at the Porter 690LR or the Porter 7918, is the Porter 7918 to large and powerful to hold two handed? on bench clamped stock? Is there a better choice than one of these routers?
Jim K on May 3, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: I have the 3 1/4 router and I love it It has 5 speeds just take small passes and take your time I think you will get better uses with this router down the road
Can this be used with one hand as well as for doing dove tails?
Tina Marie M on May 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not recommend using this with just one hand.
As for dovetails, yes this can be used for making dovetails
Can you buy just handle for this router ?
Bowtie on Mar 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If you have a router which does not have the D handle you need to buy the base which is part number
23653 price $119.99. If you have the D handle base and the handle needs to be replaced you might try the Porter Cable web site.
The technical details for the Porter Cable Router 691 say that the "GripVacā„¢ handle allows for both single hand gripping and enhanced router control when used in conjunction with standard knob," which has me confused. The picture doesn't show a second "standard knob" on the router. So if you are holding the D handle with one hand, where does the other go to steady the router? I plan to use the router for dovetails.
bk M on Jan 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: On mine there is a nob on the side and it is needed as you can not control with just the D handle
Would this work with engraving letters on wood?
wayne c on Nov 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have no idea. I bought this for my son last Christmas. He loved it.