Model # 7518

Internet #100609261

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Porter-Cable 15 Amp 3-1/4 HP 5-Speed Corded Router
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Porter-Cable

15 Amp 3-1/4 HP 5-Speed Corded Router

Overview

The Porter-Cable Speed Router features a 3-1/4 HP, 15 Amp motor that provides you with the power and durability you need for the toughest applications. With an electronic 5-speed motor, you can find the ideal speed setting for your work. The soft start safety feature reduces torque at startup and the motor maintains constant speed under load.
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Product Overview

The Porter-Cable Speed Router features a 3-1/4 HP, 15 Amp motor that provides you with the power and durability you need for the toughest applications. With an electronic 5-speed motor, you can find the ideal speed setting for your work. The soft start safety feature reduces torque at startup and the motor maintains constant speed under load.
  • 10,000, 13,000, 16,000, 19,000 and 21,000 RPM settings to accommodate various router bit cutting diameters and applications
  • Precision-machined aluminum motor housing and base
  • Base that includes large integrated cast handles for enhanced stability and durability
  • Dust-sealed switch and sealed ball bearing construction that enhance tool durability
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract with DEWALT
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

Model #: 7518
Internet #: 100609261

The Porter-Cable Speed Router features a 3-1/4 HP, 15 Amp motor that provides you with the power and durability you need for the toughest applications. With an electronic 5-speed motor, you can find the ideal speed setting for your work. The soft start safety feature reduces torque at startup and the motor maintains constant speed under load.

  • 10,000, 13,000, 16,000, 19,000 and 21,000 RPM settings to accommodate various router bit cutting diameters and applications
  • Precision-machined aluminum motor housing and base
  • Base that includes large integrated cast handles for enhanced stability and durability
  • Dust-sealed switch and sealed ball bearing construction that enhance tool durability
  • 3-year limited manufacturer warranty
  • 1-year free service contract with DEWALT
  • 90-day money-back guarantee
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Name 2.25 HP Fixed Base Router Kit 15 Amp 3-1/4 HP 5-Speed Corded Router 3-1/4 HP Plunge Router with Variable Speed 3-1/4 HP Peak Speedmatic Router
Brand Porter-Cable Porter-Cable Makita Porter-Cable
Ratings (64) (10) (14) (1)
Depth Adjustment Yes Yes Yes Yes
Router Base Type Fixed Fixed Plunge Fixed
Multiple base No No No No
Collet size (in.) 0.50 .5 .50 .5
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Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.5
Product Depth (in.)
11
Product Height (in.)
11
Product Width (in.)
7

Details

Amperage (amps)
15
Color Family
Gray
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Multiple base
No
Peak Horsepower
3.25 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
14.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty 1 Year Free Service Contract 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Specifications

Dimensions

Collet size (in.)
.5
Product Depth (in.)
11
Product Height (in.)
11
Product Width (in.)
7

Details

Amperage (amps)
15
Color Family
Gray
Condition
New
Cord Length (ft.)
6
Corded Tool Type
Router
Cordless/ Corded
Corded
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Dust Collection
No
Multiple base
No
Peak Horsepower
3.25 hp
Product Weight (lb.)
14.5lb
Returnable
90-Day
Router Base Type
Fixed
Tools Product Type
Power Tool
Variable Speed
Yes

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
1-UL Listed,CSA Listed
Manufacturer Warranty
3 Year Limited Warranty 1 Year Free Service Contract 90 Day Money Back Guarantee

Questions & Answers

What size breaker would you have to have in your panel to run this?

At 747.5 watts per horse that would put this thing pulling north of 2600 watts at 100 percent efficiency. That would mean I would need 21 amps under no load with perfect efficiency. given it is more than likely 50 to 70 percent efficiency I would need up to a 50 amp 120Vac breaker? who has such a beast? Also wouldn't I need large gauge wire in the walls? Or, more plausible, is this thing around the 1 hp range? I can't imagine a 100 percent efficient motor... because of physics.
Asked by: HonestyInMarketing
I run mine through a 20 amp circuit and it works fine. You could probably get away with running it on a 15 amp circuit but it would be at capacity for the circuit. 20 amp will be fine.
Answered by: fretz
Date published: 2017-09-29

how big of a shank can be use (max)

how big of a shank can be use (max)
Asked by: mbd
It has a 1/2 inch collet.
Answered by: fretz
Date published: 2017-08-15

Is there a 1/4 inch collet available for this router?

Asked by: Dingbat
No it doesn't, but you can purchase a 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch adapter at any hardware store that will enable this router to accept 1/4 inch router bits.
Answered by: fretz
Date published: 2017-08-15

Is there a plunge base available for this router

Asked by: Kmk
No, there is not a plunge base available for the 15 Amp 3-1/4 HP 5-Speed Corded Router.
Answered by: SBD_Product Expert
Date published: 2017-09-14
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Customer Reviews

15 Amp 3-1/4 HP 5-Speed Corded Router is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this router to go in my router table so I've never used it by hand. It's certainly heavy... I bought this router to go in my router table so I've never used it by hand. It's certainly heavy duty enough for router table work with large cutters. My only complaint is that it tends to run quite hot after running for a while.
Date published: 2017-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This replaced my first generation Hitachi M12V 3.5 HP router... This replaced my first generation Hitachi M12V 3.5 HP router which I used for 13 years. It seems to be a more heavy duty machine based on its heft. The speed controls does not respond anywhere near as fast as the hitachi did however. Ironically the speed control is what died on the Hitachi.
Date published: 2017-12-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Plenty of power to do what I’m currently working on... Plenty of power to do what I’m currently working on cabinet doors works well in the kreg router table.
Date published: 2017-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 5 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As advertised ... As advertised
Date published: 2017-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from All that it claims, soft start nice I have four routers already and this makes five.Although I do have a 3-1/4 router, I looked at this router for a long time just as an adjustable lift router. I was completely pleased with it's performance, power, speeds, soft start, it was great, and did not disappoint. Having the base is a plus and gives me more opportunity for other uses.
Date published: 2013-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This Router has the power to do the job I build a lot of decks, I use this router to cut the 5/4 decking boards off. I run the boards at random lengths then use a bearing guided router bit to cut right through the 5/4. I will purchase a new one if this one ever wears out.
Date published: 2011-10-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely well made tool I am a serious hobbyist woodworker who often does cabinet making and other jobs for friends. I love this router because it is equally useful mounted in a table creating joinery or freehand rounding over or creating various edges. There is more than enough power with this unit to perform any job, it has a smooth start-up. In addition to cabinet work, I have used this router to round over edges on pressure-treated wood used to build a large swing set in the yard. Just a great and versatile tool. highly recommended!
Date published: 2015-01-11
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