Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 20
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jackgiz Good Product
Soft Start and Variable speed work well. Router runs much quieter than my other non variable speed PC router. Only disappointment is the collet run out is more than I expected, .005. I use this router on my CNC machine so run out is more critical for accurate cuts/parts.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Meredith Awesome!
Great product and great delivery time! I would definitely recommend this item!
June 7, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hobbiest 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.
April 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Daiku Very good router
I have this same router in my router table. Instead of taking it in and out of the table I decided to purchase another since I like this model. The price was one of the lowest on the internet. The power is plenty sufficient and I really like the way it ramps up to speed rather than turning on with a kick. There are always plenty of accessories to fit Porter Cable routers, so that's also a plus.
March 29, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JCRAB Excellent Router for Commerical Use
This is the second one i have owned, the first failed after about 1300 hours of heavy use in a CNC machine. The first one lasted longer than i expected and the new one is performing at the same level so far. Excellent value for the money
July 29, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodISgood 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.
December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by apensa Great upscale router
Keep an eye on the screws that hold the "rack". That is the part that allows the up and down height adjustment. they vibrate loose. Porter-Cable suggested putting some Lock Nut on the screw.
September 1, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by swayned Powerful!!
Got this router for my 30th birthday and started to work with it right away. I was working on putting up wainscoting in the bedroom and needed to put a groove down the shelf board that set on top. I was using maple and the router ate right through the wood perfectly! This router has variable speeds which is nice and the power buttons are easy to reach while working with it. I also bought a straight edge guide to use with this until I get a router table and it worked great also.
The only con with this product is that it's carrying case latch was a little cheap to close the case (kept trying to pop open...)
December 27, 2009