Anyone have one they can comment on. Home Depot here has them on display (as
do some of the tool shops) and the plunge mech is so sloppy you can actually
rock the bit on the way down (assuming you can start the plunge without some
level of brute force). This seemed to be the same on both machines I tried.
Do they need to be set up / adjusted / assembled / springs tweeked and HD
just didn't take the time or am I missing something else. Looks like a
sweet unit but the plunge base makes me go hummmm...
help/comments appreciated b4 I shell out big bucks
I have one of these -
It works great
The plunge was alarmingly rough when I unpacked it - but there are
adjustment instructions included. When I first tried it it was sticky, hard
to start the plunge, and uneven. A slight (and very easy) adjustment of the
brake made the plunge action precise, very steady, and smooth as butter.
The tapered start is slow and very nice to work with - and - it is very
quiet for so much power. The dust extraction ports cleaned up every speck of
sawdust, even with a small vac.
There are two shortcomings on mine: one - the auto-collet lock on the plunge
base needs a spacer washer to be effective, and two - the plunge witness
line for the scale for the plunge stop rod has to be set by its edge - the
red line in the center is hard to use because the plastic piece that it is
on isn't clear - it's frosted.
This is a good cutting tool.
Mine would not lock and it would creep deeper into the cut as I cut so I
sent a e-mail to PC and they had a support person call me and said it
needed an adjustment. It locks now, the method is on page 9 & 10.
Michael Daly wrote:
Have most extant, serious routers. I use the 890 more than the others
in this power range because it has the power, easy to change cutters,
good motor lock, great visibility, ergonomics, continuous depth
secondary adjuster, very slo start, a disarming and wonderful
experiment. Would recommend. DW has the corner on plungers.
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