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Old 01-03-2010, 06:11 PM   #21
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Old 01-03-2010, 06:17 PM   #22
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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.

Im the same. As long as the price difference aint to large. I paid $200 more for my dewalt tile saw so that it hopefully keeps our little tool store open as they are the ones who stock the hard to get hold of tools.
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Old 01-03-2010, 09:52 PM   #23
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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.
I bought the Makita RF1101KIT2 a few years ago. It’s a really nice kit and has been a great all around fixed/plunge router. Very smooth, quite motor and a decent plunge base.
Considering the price, that Milwaukee looks like a good deal, but I’m wondering if maybe you might be better off getting a 2-1/4 HP router as apposed to that 1-3/4 HP kit, since it may not have enough oomph for some types of material.

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Old 01-04-2010, 12:12 AM   #24
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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.
Not really.

Around here we don't have all that great of tool stores. From my expierience I have goten almost NO value added service from local tool stores and end up dealing with the manufacturer anyway.

IMHO if a retailer does not offer me any value-added service I will not pay a premium!

...That being said I'm an impulse buyer so if I touch it I buy it.


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