Great Powerful Router
This is my 3rd router and I studied a few routers before purchasing this one about 2 years ago. The depth adjustment is made with an up/down motion which keeps the power cord in the back of the unit. There are 2 power switches one of which is within thumbs reach of the handle. I also like that the dual location power switch extends beyond the top when on. This allows it to be shut off by bumping the switch or placing the router upside down on a flat surface. I've had no problems with the depth
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adjustments or locking mechanism. As others reported, my collet locking pin broke, but that was due to a personal brain lapse. Luckily this router accepts two wrenches for bit replacement, not all do. I consider the variable speed to be a must when using bits 3/4" & over in diameter. A plunge base can be obtained for this router.
My only complaint is the router is a bit heavy making it awkward to use on vertical applications (which is not common, for me). But that's the trade off for the extra power which is nice when routing harder woods and using larger bits.
Router for router table
Put in Woodpecker router table. Runs smoothly and does the job. My other router is a Festool, so fit and finish can't compare (so I gave 4 stars) but then Festool costs more than double. The PC for the price is a good choice for a basic router. I'd recommend getting a variable speed like this one.
Cheaper than router lift
Align the hole of your router plate to your router table plate, drill the hole for router lock and height adjustment, install your router to your router table plate and now you have a router table that you can adjust the height of your bit from the top just like those "expensive" router lift that cost more that $350 excluding router.
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