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Old 01-02-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Is This A Good Deal?


I found this on amazon and was wondering if anyone has any experience with one. I need a new router kit and $133 seems like a good deal for a 1 3/4 hp two base kit.
http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-5615...454521&sr=1-42
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Old 01-02-2010, 01:19 PM   #2
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looks good to me

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i was thinking on buying this also
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Personaly I would get something with more power and features. You can never have to much power but can have too little.

Cons no speed adjust or softstart.

Pros good price and two bases

Just picked up this dewalt set a couple weeks ago and really like it.
http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...productID=5601
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The price is what really caught my eye. I would prefer a Dewalt (its my drug of choice) but for $133 it seems like a good enough router to have around.
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Thats not too bad a price. Most places sell it at around the same price but you have to pay shipping with them. I would go for something a bit better if i was you though.
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If you purchase, be sure and get the free super saver shipping.
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That is a price increase. Was $99, then $109, $119 is the usual price. The EVS , 2.25hp, and slow start is really worth the extra money. Milwaukee has that too. I prefer the DeWalt kits. I have 2 of the 3 base kits w. edge guide,that I paid $150 on HD clearance,, one had a rebate that made it $125 from Amazon. Really like the soft start and "D" base. Just do not buy the PC as B&D has really made a mess of their kit routers now.
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Great deal. I have the DeWalt set & the Milwaukee looks real nice. I only need a more powerful router for my router table.
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This is what Santa brought me.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-1617EVSP.../dp/B00005RHPD

I haven't had a chance to really test it out yet.
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I don't have an experience with one.
So I can't tell any information about those kit.
$133 for those kit is a good deal.
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How about that free shipping?
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This is what Santa brought me.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-1617EVSP.../dp/B00005RHPD

I haven't had a chance to really test it out yet.
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I have got to ask. Do you guys really buy your tools off the internet? That seams so strange too me. When I buy some tools I like to pick it up hold fiddle with the adjustments etc... before I buy something.

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Edit: I have a bosch router and do NOT like the black base. You can't see through it and doesn't seam to slide as well as others.
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I have got to ask. Do you guys really buy your tools off the internet? That seams so strange too me. When I buy some tools I like to pick it up hold fiddle with the adjustments etc... before I buy something.

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Edit: I have a bosch router and do NOT like the black base. You can't see through it and doesn't seam to slide as well as others.
It depends, if I can find it locally for close to the same price as online I will support the local vendor. Some specialty items I just can't find local Or the price is 20-30% higher. Lately I have been doing a lot of shopping on craig's list & ebay, it seems there are a lot of good deals out there. Also a lot of times when I buy on line I am replacing a tool so I am usualy buying the same one & then I just need to shop for the best deal & free shipping.
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I look at the tools in the stores & get the model#s & I usually get a better price on the Net (same warranty). The one time that I didn't do this I got stuck with a crappy Hitachi circular saw.
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I have got to ask. Do you guys really buy your tools off the internet? That seams so strange too me. When I buy some tools I like to pick it up hold fiddle with the adjustments etc... before I buy something.

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Edit: I have a bosch router and do NOT like the black base. You can't see through it and doesn't seam to slide as well as others.
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I have got to ask. Do you guys really buy your tools off the internet? That seams so strange too me. When I buy some tools I like to pick it up hold fiddle with the adjustments etc... before I buy something.

Cole


Edit: I have a bosch router and do NOT like the black base. You can't see through it and doesn't seam to slide as well as others.
Unless I break something, and have to replace it right now, then yes, everything is from the internet, and most from eBay. I have only got a bad tool once.
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This is what Santa brought me.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-1617EVSP.../dp/B00005RHPD

I haven't had a chance to really test it out yet.

I have that exact Bosch router kit and while I don't use it all the time, it is a really nice router. Paired up with a freud router table - works really good!
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You're going to love your Bosch 1617 router. Really powerful - well engineered and built.

Reccomend you read the manual. There is a good information about use, mis-use, maintenance etc. Some information is basic, but it is a good reminder. Tools ususally "don't work" because of operator error - or expecting the tool to do more than it was designed for.

Internet is good for research and replacements. I have not yet found a website that can substitute for local experts who have worked with the tools and the manufacturers to better understand pro's and con's.
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I think I'm going to wait until I can get a good deal on the three base Dewalt kit. I thought the $133 price tag was a good buy but I'll hold out. I have bought quite a few tools off the internet, mostly amazon.com. If I know exactly what I want I will shop online for a better price. Amazon has a 70% off section where I have found amazing deals. Its worth checking out.
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Bad part of the internet, is if something breaks, you're screwed. I also don't agree with taking the middleman out of the equation.

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