Category: Router

Ridgid 18V Router – Brushless Compact Router R86044B

A router is one of my favorite tools.  A router can turn any woodworking project into a master piece, it’s like the icing on a cake.  Considering there are hundreds of bits on the market, you can finish off your master piece with pretty much any design.  However, in order to create these beautiful finishing touches, you need a solid router.  I have always been a fan of Porter Cable routers for my big boy routers.  When it comes to compact or trim routers, I have fallen in love with the Bosch.  Now as good as these routers are, I...

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Milwaukee EVS BodyGrip Router Kit Review – 5616-21

What do you think of when you heard the word Milwaukee?  Okay, let me rephrase that because when I hear the word Milwaukee I think cheese, beer, Laverne and Shirley and a sub par baseball team.  Sorry I had to throw that one in since I am a Cubs fan, but I guess I can’t talk since we haven’t won a World Series since 1908.  I should say what do you think of when you hear the words Milwaukee Tools?  You probably think innovation, brushless and a whole lot of other new ideas about an old company.  One word...

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Porter Cable Compact Router Combo Kit Review – 450PK

I am a big fan of Porter Cable routers.  Primarily because I own the 690 and it has lasted, even under the conditions I put it through.  I can’t say I am the friendliest to routers.  I tend to set the depth too deep and push the router too fast.  Yes I know that’s wrong and dangerous, but what can I say.  Put it this way, when I am done routing wood, it’s just a big smoke screen, wood chips everywhere and the sound of a motor screaming and stalling.  Okay well maybe it’s not that bad, but any...

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Porter Cable Router Multi-Base Router Kit Review – 693-LRPK

Routers are one of those tools that can make your work really stand out.  You can create designs on the face of wood, build shelves, tables or just about anything your mind can think of.  Well not a whole building, but I think you get my point.  Now I can’t say I am a hardcore woodworker, but I have built my share of tables, cabinet doors and more.  So for me, I don’t need the high end router.  I just want a tough, easy to use and quality router.   Which brings me to the Porter Cable 693LRPK which...

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Bosch PR20EVS Colt Palm Grip 5.6 Amp Router Review

I own a larger Porter Cable Router and decided I wanted a little Palm Router, so I picked up the Bosch PR20EVS at Home Depot for about $90.  When we went to the Bosch event last year, I had a chance to see this router and learn a little bit about it.  At the time I had a chance to play with it for a little bit, but not like I have since I’ve owned this router.  One thing to note is they now offer this router with a Plunge Base or you can buy it separately if you...

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