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  • Is Dewalt router the only one?

    I would be willing to upgrade to the ridgid router for the variable speed but I just cant get passed dewalts dust collection port which works flawlessly in the plunge base I have seen no other routers out there with the dust port in the plunge slide.
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    Re: Is Dewalt router the only one?

    http://www.newwoodworker.com/reviews/rgdr2900rvu.html look under the dust collecter topic on the router. This one has a DC for both the plunge and fixed also.

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      Re: Is Dewalt router the only one?

      hellcatt200, cute name, provided a good link for the Ridgid router and the dust collection set-up, I own the Dewalt 618, the one with the built in dust collection, it works well, but it does put out a whistling noise or it causes a venting noise as the vac sucks up the dust through the built in dust port.

      I cannot comment on the Ridgid, as I have not used one. Porter Cable makes a router with dust collection like the Dewalt too.

      http://www.portercable.com/index.asp?e=547&p=4854

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        Re: Is Dewalt router the only one?

        Triton routers have dust collection IIRC.

        http://benchmark.20m.com/reviews/Tri...terReview.html
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          Re: Is Dewalt router the only one?

          I have the Ridgid router and the dust collection is fairly innefective, particularly with the plunge base. It also makes a loud whistling sound with the vac but once turned on the motor noise drowns it out. The hose attachments are very fragile and terribly inconviniently placed. They stick out straight out the back just barely over the base level so the vac hose snags on just about anything. Gotta be carefull with guide boards and such since there is quite literally a tail several inches long hanging out the back of the router. Its really irritating to have to keep one eye on the work and another on the hose to make sure it doesn't snag on a clamp, the workpiece, table, or anything in the vecinity. Over the top hose mounts are way better. I'm annoyed with it enough that I'm considering leaving the Ridgid permanently as a table mounted router and get a Dewalt 618 with plunge base for handheld work. The Ridgid is an exceptional router unit but it could use some polish on the base designs.

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