I have an old router that is just about impossible to adjust in my router
I bought a "new" one at a garage sale that ought to work a lot better in the
The old one says 1hp, 5.0a. With no load, it actually measures 2.0a.
The new one says 6.5a. With no load, it actually measures 3.4a.
So, the new one claims to be 30% more powerful than the old one, but
actually uses 70% more power.
How much more powerful do you think it really is?
How do other routers compare to their claimed amps?
I have a 1.5 HP and a 3.25 HP router. Both run at around 20,000 rpm,
although the more powerful one is variable speed. Taking two passes
will give a better and cleaner profile, no matter which one I use.
You can move the wood at a slower pace with the less powerful router,
but some hardwoods like cherry tend to burn. I like the less powerful
router better for hand-held work, and the more powerful for the
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