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Re: Tool Question

Original poster: "john cooper" <tesla-at-tesla-coil-dot-com> 

I bought a Porter Cable router a few years ago and then found out that they 
make different model #'s specific to a retailer, and that the base plate 
hole pattern was 'specific' to Porter Cable.  That became an issue when I 
bought a router table and the plate they provided did not match up (had to 
modify it).  I also really wish I bought a router that had 'above table' 
precision height adjustment, basically a screw driven device, didn't know 
about it at the time and that's my next router, it greatly increases your 

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date:  Fri, 25 Jun 2004 21:04:19 -0600

 >Original poster: "Harold Weiss" <hweiss-at-new.rr-dot-com>
 >Hi All,
 >Tonight, my Craftsman router puked a good sized fireball at me.  As it's
 >30-40 years old, I'm going to replace it.  Any ideas on a good router.  I'm
 >thinking about Porter Cable or DeWalt.
 >I have never seen a tougher job than routing UHMW.  Even carbide bits have
 >a tough time on it.  It seems soft until you try to cut it.  Routing a
 >primary form into a 3/4" sheet is easier said than done.  Should look cool
 >when I get it done.
 >David E Weiss