Rated 4.8 out of 5Â by 14
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Dman Everything you expect from Milwaukee except where it's made
I have never been disappointed with a Milwaukee power tool going back at least 20 years and this one delivered as expected. The plunge base operates smoothly and I particularly like the spring-loaded plunge lock lever. It is within easy reach of the thumb, not too stiff to operate, and locks crisply. Unfortunately the same thing cannot be said for the depth stop rod and lock. Setting the rod precisely is difficult because it wobbles around a lot before being locked into place with the locking screw. Lastly, I didn't realize until after I bought it that it was made in China. One of the reasons I have been so loyal to Milwaukee over the years is that most of their power tools were manufactured (or at least assembled) in the USA. I suspect that I will own a wider variety of brands in the future as "where it is made" no longer factors into the decision as to which to buy.
April 12, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by byates Excellent tool, good price. The plunge router has great control on depth plunging, one finger adjustment. Runs smooth and the case holds several different size bits, 1/2" and 1/4" shanks, plus accesories. Easy to change bit system. Smooth startup and very user friendly.
If you do any routing beyond once or twice a month this tool is worth the extra $$$.
August 21, 2009
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Rick We needed power to mill and edge very hard Garolite plastic. This unit had energy to spare and gave clean surfacing.
Having two collets added flexibility to what we needed for small inside trims and well as larger shank bits for big area material removal. Even when the greatest material removal was needed this router moved with ease and control.
March 5, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Schochy Great features
Really nice router, like the slow ramp up of speed. Easy change out of the bases. If I could change something I would love a light and the on off on the handle.
May 18, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by NewbieWoodsmith Great Product very smooth operation
I bought this router to complete a project I was starting, and I was very pleased with it's operation. The delayed start feature worked very well along with the dial adjustment for the variable speed feature. Tool change was very simple, and the change-over from the fixed base to the plunge base was quick.
The one minor complaint I have is the depth adjustment for the fixed does not have an intuitive scale on it.
Overall, I am very pleased with this Milwaukee router, and is a great tool for me to begin building my wood working collection.
November 24, 2012