I've often wondered myself why a variable speed would be necessary other
than sanding. Like you, I also have a few sanders which do the job. Anyone
care to offer insight to why variable speed cutting would be necessary
Doesn't the variable speed model have a more secure way of holding
That's what I'd heard here.
I have several PC293's (? basic modlerouters) with on/off switches.
One Christmas, I bout the VS model on sale and it crapped out within
months. So I traded it in for one with the simple on/off switch and it
has survived (like its brother) for years and years.
I think that, If I wnated to slow the thing down, I'd invest in an
external VS controller.
By the way, why would I want to slow it down?
I went to HF yesterday with 2 coupons in my pocket. One was for
20% off any purchase and the other for the $80 version of the saw
at $49. The 20% applied only to the cheap saw. When I got there,
the cheap version was already on sale for $35 and an inquiry
learned that the 20% DID apply to that price. I got my single
speed version for $28 plus tax and used the 20% off to buy a
blade. Not bad at all.
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but when God talks to us,
What's the deal?
Here's a post from the discussion I was referring to:
Quality looks good. In particular, in addition to adding variable speed
it seems to have "solved" some of the complaints with the earlier model,
- Raised 'dots' that engage with holes in the attachments, allowing for
positive locking of the attachment which prevents the slipping that
reportedly plagued the regular model which needed the screw to be
wrenched down real tight to avoid slipping
- Pretty quiet -- quieter than a pad sander
- More ergonomic shape
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It would have to be a LOT better for me to justify almost 1/3 more on the
I've been abusing the hell out of mine and have no trouble changing blades and
haven't had one loosen on me since the first time I used it, when I was going to
easy on the allan wrench..
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Interesting - the HF Website lists this tool for $39.99 with a regular price
This is the URL - http://www.harborfreightusa.com/usa/common/start.do
The coupon is listed as good from the 15th to the 21st.
I have been considering this tool or the King
I'm just a home woodworker and would be using it as a for renos and
whatever, It would get only occasional use.
Are there any owners who can comment on either?
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