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Advice on a 1/2" Router please

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Hi

I originally bought a cheap ferm router ( 1/4"- 8mm collet) but although its been fair value for the money I need to take a step up.

I'm looking for a half decent 1/2" router that does the business but won't break the bank.

Any advice and where to buy it

Edit: Incidently, it will be used mainly in a table

Cheers :)

billzee
 

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Hi Bilzee,

I have the Makita 3612C which is excellent, but is quite pricey at £220. I would have looked at the similarly-priced DeWalt 625EK if the new version had been out at the time, purely because of its 80mm plunge depth which would have been ideal for the table. As a cheaper option, I'm sure the Freud will get some votes - Screwfix price is £165 (I think Noely paid £140 for his):

http://www.screwfix.com/app/sfd/cat/pro ... 7&id=17864

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YUp Neil, 140 dabs. Just lucky, one of those days I hadn't planed on buying anything, it was the last one the guy had.
Even at 160 odd it is good value for money. Think Chris aka Waterhead37 has two.

Rgds

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Freud FT2000E Router.

Yep me too


1900 Watt motor.

Variable speed 8000-22000 Rpm

70mm Plunge stroke.

With in built fine depth adjuster.

Complete with 1/4"", 1/2"" collets, template guide, spanner & micro adjustable fence

It`s the fine height adjuster that does it for me, excellent in a table

Made in Spain

 

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I've picked up 2 1/2" routers on Ebay for under £100. My current one is the exact equivalent of the Dewalt 625EK and I paid £90 for it (MOF 177E). Great for table use with the fine height adjuster (which I got from Trend for a tenner I think). All the parts are still available so should last for a good while.
Cheers
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Thanks for the feedback :)

Looks like a watch on ebay for stated routers or when a certain person is not looking a quick finger swerve to the screwfix page ( Just got email £10 off @ screwfix Over £60 purchases) and the freud :)

cheers

billzee
 

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read up on the Triton router, Its good using hand held with a spring and the spring can be removed for table mounting and wind up is very easy, plus it has a separate micro wind up knob.
Mine fits to a triton table but I expect the two mounting bolts will mount on other plates.
 
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