Model # 450PK

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Porter-Cable 1-1/4 HP Compact Router with Plunge Base and Bag
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Porter-Cable

1-1/4 HP Compact Router with Plunge Base and Bag

  • Multiple shaft-lock detents enable quick and simple bit changes
  • Precise depth setting
  • Compact design
$17399 /each
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Product Overview

  • Multiple shaft-lock detents enable quick and simple bit changes
  • Precise depth setting
  • Compact design
Durable and powerful to tackle you toughest routing applications, the Porter Cable 1-1/4 HP Compact Router with Plunge Base and Bag has a soft-starting motor with full-time electronic feedback that maintains motor speed throughout the cut. Compact and lightweight with overmold rubber handles for comfortable use and a secure grip, the large, low-pressure spindle lock button allows for single wrench bit changes, while the spring-loaded release tab allows for quick base removal. Featuring an adjustment ring that enables controlled bit depth changes to within 1/64 in., this router has a large plunge base for added stability for your heavier applications.
  • Lightweight design enables comfortable and assured control in any routing application
  • Durable 1.25 hp motor delivers ample power to meet the toughest applications
  • Soft-starting motor features full-time electronic feedback that maintains motor speed throughout the cut
  • Adjustment ring enables controlled bit depth changes to within 1/64 in.
  • Large, low-pressure spindle lock button allows for comfortable, single wrench bit changes
  • Plunge base incorporates fine-tune adjustment rod for precise depth setting
  • Depth ring and clamping mechanism combine to ensure motor remains locked in position
  • Motor can be transitioned quickly and easily between fixed and plunge bases
  • 5-position adjustable turret enables stepped or repeated plunge cuts
  • Up to 1.5 in. of depth travel with standard base and 2 in. with plunge base
  • Overmold rubber handles provide a comfortable and secure grip; plunge base only
  • Aluminum motor housing and base construction provides long term durability
  • Includes: Motor, Standard Base, Plunge Base, Wrench, Instruction Manual and Carry Bag
  • 3-year limited warranty; 1-year free service contract; 90-day money back guarantee

Product Overview

  • Multiple shaft-lock detents enable quick and simple bit changes
  • Precise depth setting
  • Compact design
Model #: 450PK
Internet #: 203054726

Durable and powerful to tackle you toughest routing applications, the Porter Cable 1-1/4 HP Compact Router with Plunge Base and Bag has a soft-starting motor with full-time electronic feedback that maintains motor speed throughout the cut. Compact and lightweight with overmold rubber handles for comfortable use and a secure grip, the large, low-pressure spindle lock button allows for single wrench bit changes, while the spring-loaded release tab allows for quick base removal. Featuring an adjustment ring that enables controlled bit depth changes to within 1/64 in., this router has a large plunge base for added stability for your heavier applications.

  • Lightweight design enables comfortable and assured control in any routing application
  • Durable 1.25 hp motor delivers ample power to meet the toughest applications
  • Soft-starting motor features full-time electronic feedback that maintains motor speed throughout the cut
  • Adjustment ring enables controlled bit depth changes to within 1/64 in.
  • Large, low-pressure spindle lock button allows for comfortable, single wrench bit changes
  • Plunge base incorporates fine-tune adjustment rod for precise depth setting
  • Depth ring and clamping mechanism combine to ensure motor remains locked in position
  • Motor can be transitioned quickly and easily between fixed and plunge bases
  • 5-position adjustable turret enables stepped or repeated plunge cuts
  • Up to 1.5 in. of depth travel with standard base and 2 in. with plunge base
  • Overmold rubber handles provide a comfortable and secure grip; plunge base only
  • Aluminum motor housing and base construction provides long term durability
  • Includes: Motor, Standard Base, Plunge Base, Wrench, Instruction Manual and Carry Bag
  • 3-year limited warranty; 1-year free service contract; 90-day money back guarantee

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Name 1.25 HP Compact Router with Plunge Base and Bag 1-1/4 HP Compact Router with Plunge Base and Bag 1-3/4 HP Fixed Base / Plunge Router Combo Kit 2-1/4 HP Multi-Base Router Kit with Router Kit Table Height Adjuster
Brand DEWALT Porter-Cable DEWALT Porter-Cable
Ratings (121) (7) (23) (15)
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Router Base Type Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge Fixed/Plunge
Multiple base Yes Yes Yes Yes
Collet size (in.) .25 .25 .5 .5
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Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.25
Product Depth (in.)
19.25
Product Height (in.)
7
Product Width (in.)
10.25

Details

Amperage (amps)
7
Color Family
Gray
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Multiple base
Yes
Peak Horsepower
1.25 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
10lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed/Plunge
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty 1 Year Free Service Contract 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.25
Product Depth (in.)
19.25
Product Height (in.)
7
Product Width (in.)
10.25

Details

Amperage (amps)
7
Color Family
Gray
Cord Length (ft.)
8
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Multiple base
Yes
Peak Horsepower
1.25 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
10lb
Reconditioned
No
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed/Plunge
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
No

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty 1 Year Free Service Contract 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Questions & Answers

What size wrench is needed to change the bit

Asked by: Jake
Not sure but one should come with the router
Answered by: dissatisfied
Date published: 2016-12-28

Does the plunge base have a spring loaded quick release depth lever?

Asked by: Darrell
YES
Answered by: dissatisfied
Date published: 2016-12-28

What is the diameter of the router base (wihout the plunge base installed)? I have an applicatio...

What is the diameter of the router base (wihout the plunge base installed)? I have an application that requires a dimension no greater than 1-1/2 (1.5) inches from edge of base to center of shaft.
Asked by: leg55
The diameter of the base is 4 inches.
Answered by: SBD_Product Expert
Date published: 2017-10-19
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Customer Reviews

1-1/4 HP Compact Router with Plunge Base and Bag is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for DYI Porter-Cable 1-1/4 HP Compact Router with Plunge Base is made extreamly well. This router works perfect for me (home dyi) I'm far from a professional but work and final product looks like I can do a professional job. (but why lie I do it just for me and fun.) The router slips easily into the base and has a standard latch to secure it. The plunge base has a solid feel with no wobble. I also discovered that I don't always need the plunge base, and the versatility is a plus. Comes with a nice storage bag. This is an all around tool allowing me to create more finished projects.
Date published: 2016-12-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Tool This tool is so well made! Beautiful bit of engineering. I like the size for my uses. I've not had one before so I'm excited to get a chance to use it. I especially wanted to use it to remove material from bowls I'm carving. Using Jigs and a plunge router this is a pretty safe way to remove the material without damaging the project. There are a number of uses, that combined with a Jig, you can use the plunge router - mortises, doweling, dadoes (with the use of a straight edge), circle routing (using a trammel to keep it in a perfect circle no saw needed). I like that it comes with a nice storage bag too. Always a plus. I was just reading that there are a number of templates made for this unit and that will be something i'll purchase next.
Date published: 2016-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very controllable, small base opening I received this compact router for free to write this review. If you are looking for a compact router, this is a good one. If you are trying to decide between a compact router and a traditional router, I recommend getting both. I don't think a compact router can fully replace a full sized router. Pros of a compact router: -Very Controllable, you don't feel thrown around by the router. I sometimes find the larger routers a little hard to handle. -More affordable. Cons of a compact router: -Small base opening, there are 1/4" shank bits that won't fit because the hole in the bottom of the router is too small. -A little harder to keep flat on the wood. The base is a lot smaller, it is easier to start leaning without realizing it. -Harder to mount in a router table.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 1 out of 5 by from wimpy product, designed for light duty routing using small cutting tools. Not suited for heavier... wimpy product, designed for light duty routing using small cutting tools. Not suited for heavier duty application such as used for 5/8 materials, e.g. high density particle board, oak, baltic birch, etc. Sales information gives you the impression that it is used for shop type environment but is more suited to the hobbyist for very light duty.
Date published: 2016-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good qyality Solid built and compact plenty of power for the job
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very high quality tool, it is a pleasure to use. Very high quality tool, it is a pleasure to use.
Date published: 2017-04-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A powerful compact router for the job Porter-Cable 1-1/4 HP Compact Router with Plunge Base and Bag is a nice one. I've been using a cordless finish router and this corded Porter-Cable has plenty of power. First off so you know my bias have other tools by Porter-Cable and found them to be reliable and well-made. I got this one for the plunge feature and am not disappointed. The plunge has impressive features and a solid feel. The router is a single speed unit at 27,000 RPM that shouldn't be a problem with a small 1/4-inch collet. Using my 1/2-inch and smaller bits haven't noticed any problems with plenty of power to complete the cut. I like that the router has a soft start so it doesn't jump on and gouge the wood as easily. The router slips easily into the base and has a standard latch to secure it. The plunge base has a solid feel with no wobble to the descending bit. It is precisely manufactured The depth adjustments were smooth and easy to setup and change. When I tried it out found it to be solid in my hands and moved along smoothly. The fixed base is equally impressive. It has a fine adjustment ring for depth with 1/64th-inch markings. The coarse adjustment can be set when first putting the router in the base and turning the ring down to it and locking it with the latch. The fine adjustment ring worked smoothly and spins off when used in the plunge base. The router isn't lighted and the position of the on/off switch is not to my liking. My other router let me turn the unit off with one finger while holding it. With the Porter-Cable you definitely need your second hand to do it which I'm not used to doing. My old router has a light, but frankly, this Porter-Cable works just fine without one. It has no dust collection feature. The router aside from the lighter weight and size works just like the bigger ones. The plunge base has an optional edge guide and accepts guide rings. Unless you are looking to put your router in a table using large bits this one should do fine for your woodworking needs. Its a tool that will hold up and do good work.
Date published: 2016-12-22
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