Confirm a DW621 R for $129

HF has a DeWalt 621 reconditioned plunge for $129. I'm OK with reconditioned tools and $129 seems like a good price. I need a decent first plunge router.
Anyone think I'm an idiot?
-- for buying this router, that is...
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Personally, I always hated the `rocker' switch on the 621. DeWalt people who I told this to would say ``You get used to it.'' not the kind of answer i like.

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Rocker? Mine has a trigger switch of sorts on the handle. Could this be a change from what you have? Mine is 3 years old.
BTW, I paid $159 so the $129 seems to be a good deal.
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I've had a 621 for 5 or so years and I love it. I've used it both hand-held and in a table and I have nothing but good to say about it.
From what I understand, DW factory-reconditioned tools are as good as new and sometimes even better. And $129 sounds like a very good price. I'd say go for it.
On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 21:05:50 GMT, patrick conroy

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I have one. I've been very happy with it. The round handles, rotating plunge lock, and trigger switch all take a little getting used to, but really are no big deal.

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I've had one for about four years using it freehand and in a table and its very good. No problems at all. It took about a week to get used to the switch and its trigger lock.
Last week I had to rout some long ventilation slots into a built in MDF cabinet in my living room. Got a projection TV and cable box which throw off a lot more heat and the built in is a tighter fit. I used the 621 and my shop vacuum with a 3/8 spiral bit. Clean up after the cuts (nine of them at 10 inches long) was just a light vacuuming. SWMBO was absolutely amazed that the dust collection system worked so well. Yesterday she told our son what a great tool it was. Best recommendation I can repeat.
Howard

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patrick conroy wrote:

Nope. Great little plung router - have two - one in the router table and one for hand held. The only shortcoming is the small base. That's fixed by getting one of Pat Warner's Offset Bases. Compared to the Porter Cable (I've got the D-handle 691 or is it 693?) the DW 621 is quiet. The variable speed is handy if you're going to spin larger diameter router bits. The plunge action is SMOOTH and the built in dust collection works very well. You will have to take the plastic dust collector thing off the unit if you're going to use it in a router table - it gets in the way when changing bits and limits you're depth of cut.
If you later put it in a router table you'll have to remove the plunge return spring - which is easy to do - and make yourself one of these DooHickies
http://home.comcast.net/~charliebcz/DW621DooHickey.html
Nice router - have fun with it.
charlie b
PS Pat Warner - a router guru highly recomends the DW621
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