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  • Router Choices

    Has anybody used the new Ridgid R2930 router combo long enough to give a report on it? I've tried to narrow my choices down for a new combo kit (limited to what's in stock locally, 'cause I don't want to buy blind)...

    PC895K - too many bad reports on this model;
    DW618K - too bad DW is dropping their router line;
    KM12VC - looks like a winner so far.

    But I'd really like to know more about the R2930. American Router mag just reviewed it, but IMHO the review was too shallow, focussing more on features with very little about actual performance.

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    Can't help on the Ridgid, but I have been using my PC895K for well over a year and have not had a single problem with it. They said there was a motor problem and I just took my motor out to the Dewalt/Porter cable/Black & Decker store and they handed me a new one.
    info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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    • #3
      Ditto what papadan said.

      I love my PC895.

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      • #4
        Bosch and Makita both have well respected combos that'd be on my shortlist if I were in the market. Milwaukee doesn't offer a combo, but the 5616 is an extremely well built nicely balanced router with a ton of power. Freud doesn't offer a combo either, but the features on the FT-1700 are great for table mounting.

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        • #5
          The Bosch, for all the good things I've heard about it, just didn't "feel" right to me (guess I'm weird or something!) I also looked at the Milwaukee and the Freud, but really prefer a combo kit. I also considered the PC7518 and Milwaukee 5625 even though they're not combo kits, but can't find them in my area to take a good peek.

          As far as the PC895, that one was at the top of my list until I started reading things about it continually going out of adjustment, having motor problems, etc. Or is this just another case of the silent majority and the vocal minority?

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          • #6
            I think you have it right on the silent majority thing. I know a lot of people that have the 895 set and not one of them have had trouble with them. PC notified me of a potential motor problem and replaced it for me. The ones with the problem are not on the shelves anymore and they still will replace any left out there. Here is a review for you. http://www.duckworksmagazine.com/05/...pp/4/index.cfm
            info for all: http://www.hoistman.com http://www.freeyabb.com/phpbb/index....wwtoolinfoforu --- "I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me."

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            • #7
              As far as the PC895, that one was at the top of my list until I started reading things about it continually going out of adjustment, having motor problems, etc. Or is this just another case of the silent majority and the vocal minority?[/QUOTE]

              The router is probably my favorite tool, so I use it any chance I get. I use my PC router a lot. I'm not sure what you mean about it "going out of adjustment", but no problems here. Motor problems should all be fixed by now. It was a problem with the insulation in the motor.

              http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/prhtml06/06072.html

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