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Model #690LR

1-3/4 HP Router

  • Micrometer depth adjustor accurate to 1/128 in.
  • Auto-release collet system allows easy bit removal after use
  • Collets included to accept 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. shank bits
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Product Overview

Sturdy and powerful, the Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router has a powerful 11 amp, 1-3/4 Peak HP, 27,500 RPM single-speed motor ideal for tackling a wide range of applications with accuracy and ease. Ideal for your workshop or on the jobsite, the dust-sealed switch, sealed ball-bearing construction and precision machined aluminum parts enhance the durability and performance of this tool for years of reliable use. With safety and convenience features, including overmold grips and an under table stop, you can expect comfortable and worry-free operation for increased production and less downtime.
  • Cam lock lever enables simple coarse height adjustments and motor release; fixed base only
  • Overmold grip for greater comfort and less job fatigue
  • Includes: Router Motor, Fixed Base, 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. Collets, Collet Wrench and Operator's Manual
  • 90-day money back guarantee; 1-year free service contract; 3-year limited warranty
  • Under table stop prevents motor from inadvertently rotating out of base
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
12 in
Product Height (in.)
8.625 in
Product Width (in.)
5.5 in

Details

Amperage (amps)
11
Collet Size (in.)
1/4 in.
Color Family
Gray
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Horsepower (HP)
1.75 hp
Included
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Speed (rpm)
1250
Portability
Handheld
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment
Product Weight (lb.)
8 lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed Base
Tools Product Type
Power Tool

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 year limited warranty/90 day money back guarantee/1 year free service contract

Questions & Answers

9Questions30Answers

Will this router fight on a ryobi router table poter cable 1 3/4. HP router

Asked by Leo May 1, 2020
2
Answers

I think so the router table comes with different bases

Does this router have its own lights in the routing chamber to light current work?

Asked by Gib March 21, 2019
5
Answers

To my knowledge or the ones I have used there is no lighting included. You could probably attach some but I have never needed any. Great router it has been a work horse in tradeshow shops I worked in.

What is max depth - Looking at the photo it appears the max is 1/2" Can the bit go deeper than that?

Asked by Dick November 7, 2018
4
Answers

Depending on the router bit shank you can cut depths of 2".

With the range of bits available, and even for the modest range that I use, how can I buy a singl...

Asked by artshow June 29, 2018
3
Answers

This router is the epitome of fixed based routers. It is the go to router for homeowners and professionals alike. I have had variable speed routers before and never slowed them down. If absolutely need to slow it down, use an external speed controller.

Does it work well with a porter cable dovetail jig 4216?

Asked by Gerst November 27, 2017
2
Answers

yes not a problem

is there really a 1/4 and 1/2 in collet in the box

Asked by Jamie June 6, 2016
5
Answers

Yes mine did

will a variable speed control work on this router?

Asked by Benny April 18, 2016
2
Answers

doesn't come with one

Can this router be mounted on a router table?

Asked by Jerry November 19, 2015
5
Answers

Yes.

compatible router table

Asked by Teddybear November 6, 2015
2
Answers

I’m using portable Bosch table... if you attach PC base to table then most tables will work

Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 46 reviews
  • 85% recommend this product
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jim s.
i've used porter cable routers and sanders for about 50 years. never had a single problem with a single one. i've been a profesional cabinet maker now for over 50 years.
by jim
The standard for hand-held routers
This router has been the standard for more than 40 years. It has all the features. Good power for its size. Accurate, high resolution depth adjustment. The easiest bit change technique ever made. The motor can be removed from the base just by loosening the base clamp and unscrewing the motor. The top of the motor is flat, allowing one to stand it upside down to change the bit. Easy change of the collets. Every kind of accessories like guide bushings and router inserts work with this router by default. There is a really nice D-handle base that works with this motor. The same collets for this router work with the 3-1/4 HP fixed base and plunge routers (also best in class rounters). There is one big problem with all Porter Cable (corded) routers: they are no longer manufactured. So sad.
by Jim Jacoby
One problem
As numerous online reviews have stated, one of my top cap screws sheared off at the router body immediately. With some duct tape I was able to hold the cap in place for the day to finish my job before returning it. The router worked great, plenty of power for the very large cut I was making. I have been using Porter Cable tools for 40+ years with two smaller routers and a porta-plane still running strong. Sadly the Chinese takeover of manufacturing gives these kind of results. I liked the router's ability but would recommend immediately replacing the cheap screws with grade 5 or 8 before using. Small effort for what I believe is still a great router.
by PedroS
One problem.
As numerous online reviews have stated, one of my top cap screws sheared off at the router body immediately. With some duct tape I was able to hold the cap in place for the day to finish my job before returning it. The router worked great, plenty of power for the very large cut I was making. I have been using Porter Cable tools for 40+ years with two smaller routers and a porta-plane still running strong. Sadly the Chinese takeover of manufacturing gives these kind of results. I liked the router's ability but would recommend immediately replacing the cheap screws with grade 5 or 8 before using. Small effort for what I believe is still a great router.
by Pedro 15
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by HomeDepotCustomer
Don't waste your money
The screws that hold the black lid in place sheared apart while in use, how this happened I don't know but it could have caused a serious problem if I hadn't caught it before pushing a workpiece through. If screws that are not involved in the function of the router are shearing apart I'm not willing to continue using this router as Porter Cable obviously uses cheap or defective hardware in their tools. Ignoring the defects, this router just sucks, 27,500 rpm is dangerously fast. Every single router bit I have considered buying says "Max 24,000 rpm", that extra 3,500rpm could lead to bit failure, or from my experiences it just doesn't cut nicely. Sadly now I'm out the cost of this router and have sworn off all Porter Cable tools.
by MorganH
Great Router - good performance and reliability
I've had this router (Model 690LR) for over 15 years, and it's still going strong. Very reliable with good performance. Would highly recommend.
by Alberta Al
Good solid router....
Good solid router.
by boshetti
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