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    Hey I was browsing one of the woodworking mags, last week at one of the bigbox stores, in one was a review of B&D's Firestorm plunge router. Has anyone seen that ? For $80.00 they said it wasn't bad. Can anyone refresh my old memory were exactly I saw it ? I ran out and looked through a bunch but now can't find it , I'd just like to read there review of it fully . Might have been an Oct. issue ?or Nov.
    Thanks

  • #2
    Driving me nutts here I cant find it !
    HELP!

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    • #3
      Popular Woodowrkign had it in their bandsaw issue. Unfortunately I just gave the mag to a friend.

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      • #4
        TY TY TY Orange i'm not as crazy as I thought then , still crazy yes but not that crazy, yet anyways, what months issue, is it still on the store shelves? and Thankyou .
        Last edited by American and Proud; 11-04-2006, 12:52 AM. Reason: spelling error

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        • #5
          Popular Woodworking November 2006 (Issue 158) Thanks Orange, I found it on there site, is anyone willing to share JUST that one part in "tool test" on the firestorm router, Please?

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          • #6
            No one has this artical? Stores here have already put up the next months issue, jeez there getting like christmas, it's Novembers issue. I just want the one little review if I could buy the mag locally I would.Please, someone.

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            • #7
              I will check on Monday if I can still find the magazine. They guy I gave it to left it at the shop so it might still be there. PM me your e-mail address and I will scan it.

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              • #8
                PM sent, Thanks.

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                • #9
                  IMHO I would get the DeWalt version;it is a better plunge router.Buy quality cry only once;buy cheap cry twice!!!!!!!!!!!!
                  You can never have enough drills-too many is just enough!!!!!

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                  • #10
                    From what I did read( only skimmed over it) it was said to be pretty darn good for a street price of only $80.00. For me it should suffice for my needs.
                    Originally posted by Akita View Post
                    IMHO I would get the DeWalt version;it is a better plunge router.Buy quality cry only once;buy cheap cry twice!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                    • #11
                      If your intentiuon is light duty-it will be fine!!!!!!!!!!I read the review somewhere and it is supposed toi be great for the money. Wood magazine compare a skil to a bosch router once;the bosch has a better motor and bigger bearingsZ(better able to deal w/ prolonged routing and heavier cuts).
                      You can never have enough drills-too many is just enough!!!!!

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                      • #12
                        I'm just regetting back into messing around with wood, it will only be used light duty and it will be my first plunge router, I have another one just not a plunge didnt want to do a heavy investment yet on one , but looks and feels nice for a mere $80.00 bucks to get started, later on if I get into some heavy stuff i'll buy myself a much heavier duty combo pack like that Dewalt with fixed base, plunge base, and the "D" handled base, always wanted one of those "D" handles the first time I saw Norm using one , think that was 20 or so years ago. lol

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                        • #13
                          d handle routers are not what they are cracked up to be:less control on edge work due to tendencecy to tip cause of the d handle on the outside of the work(unless you are a leftie and handle is on the inside over thge work-router then would be more stable). Fixed base w/ handles down low close to work=superior control.
                          You can never have enough drills-too many is just enough!!!!!

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                          • #14
                            I AM a LEFTY!

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                            • #15
                              I always grab them around the motor with my right hand. The Porter Cable is my favorite for that. Milwaukee did theirs right for the way I hold a router also, they even put a cushion on the router motor, but in 17 years every shop Ive been at had the PC

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