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Porter Cable router on sale

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Basschair, Apr 5, 2006.

  1. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    Hey, anyone who's still looking for a router and worried about a good price...

    Porter Cable 1-3/4 HP Router Model 690LR
    at Woodcraft.com for $119.99, and there is a $20 mail-in rebate through PC, so the end price is $99.99. That's a pretty good price for a new router from PC, and no, I'm not affiliated with woodcraft in any way.

    I have the 690 LRVS, which has the variable speed and soft start. It's a fantastic router, and at 1 3/4 horse power, it ate right through bubinga, wenge, and purpleheart with no problems, and that was with the speed dial at 3 (out of 10).

    Here's the manufacturer's description:

    Model 690LR
    11 Amps, AC only, 27,500 RPM, 1/4" & 1/2" collets
    Auto-release collet system ends "frozen" bits
    Precision machined aluminum motor housing & base
    Accurate micrometer depth-of-cut adjustment to 1/128"
    100% sealed ball bearings
    Dust-sealed switch
    Lever release height adjustment
    Under table stop prevents motor from inadvertently rotating out of base
    Standard Equipment: Router motor #6902, base #1001, 1/4" collet #42999, 1/2" collet #42950, collet wrenches #42596, and operating manual

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