I'm considering buying the Porter-Cable 693LRD which includes the 3 bases.
I notice that this product is marked "imported" in several descriptions I've
seen, whereas the 693LRPK (2 base) and other 690 router products are not.
Anyone know what the difference is?
Also, what is a reputable place to order this online? A few years back I
used Seven Corners hardware (now 7corners.com), always with good results.
Amazon ships via Tool King, which doesn't rate very well at
It is my understanding that all porter-cable product not specifically
imported from the far east (Cordless drivers, Nailers, and some
others), are assembled in Mexico. The manufactured parts are machined
in Jackson, TN, and the parts are shipped to Mexico for assembly. A
fairly good system for maintaining quality, as the quality level and
tolerance range of the machined parts dictates the final quality of
the tool, and the Jackson, TN facility is world class as a machining
The tools are then shipped back to Jackson, TN to the distribution
Hard to imagine this system generates savings given the current state
of fuel costs.
It is my understanding that all the routers fall into this category.
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