Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SuperTruckerOTR Perfect for my Porter Cable 698 Shaper/Router Table!
I'm a DIY homeowner and my wife picked up my Porter Cable 698 Router table mint condition at a garage sale yesterday for $10 (originally $120 ). This fixed base router fits right on under. This did NOT come with any bolts to mount it, but the manual for the table says the exact size and length of screws to use. It also comes with 2 wrenches for installing and removing the router bits, 2 sized chucks, and in a hard case with a manual about the size of a fold out map of the U.S. You can download the PDF manual from the Porter Cable website if you want too.
July 26, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Miguel Awesome Product
Great size and cost. It worked really well for what I needed.
September 15, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Crookehouse 690LR Router
I had to scramble to purchase a router while working on a woodworking project. I have several Porter Cable tools and have been very happy with them. I didn't need a heavy duty router (already have one) but a smaller one for smaller/lighter load work. I really liked the height adjustment and locking mechanism. Compared to my old router, a Craftsman, the PC was much easier to adjust. I was disappointed, however, that the base did not match up with the holes in my small router table. I thought the hole patters were an industry standard....I guess not. I got around the problem by drilling new holes though.
Overall the router has worked great and is consistent with Porter Cable quality.
December 6, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PJB395 "THE" Router to have
Professionally I used to have 3 of these routers set up for different operations. They are darn near bullet proof. If and when something needs to be replaced parts are very easy to get from Porter Cable and equally easy to work on. I am now looking to purchase one for personal use and will only get this one. I have used other brands from Craftsman to Hitachi, and this basic router is defiantly a must have in any wood shop.
March 11, 2007
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Christopher Power!
Smooth and built solid. I replaced a craftsman that I had had for quite a few years. No comparison! You can feel the difference before you even take the shipping plastic off. Great router!
July 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kaia Quality Router
good router. powerful and cuts well... changing bits can be a little cumbersome but at least its made well (steel nuts) rather than having some cheap plastic bit changing mechanisim
May 6, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Fixer I am an 11th grade high school student. The Porter router is the only router brand used in my wood working class at school. That just goes to show that it's easy enough to use and to control that high schoolers who are just learning the trade can use.
August 8, 2007
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PartTimer Nice built router
I bought this router to replace an older Ryobi that had a failing safety lock and could not be replaced or repaired. The Porter Cable is nicely built and the depth adjustment is much smoother and better built than my Ryobi. I have only used the Porter Cable a short time, but like the way it has performed.
October 10, 2012