Can anyone tell me how recently Porter-Cable sold a 9-amp fixed-speed
version of the 690/693 router?
I found a 690/693 combo kit at an estate sale for $100 that looked as
though it had never been taken out of its case. A friend of mine has
been looking for a good buy on a router, so I went back with him the
second (50%-off) day and he bought it for $50.
The amperage (marked prominently along with 1-1/2 horespower on the
outer cardboard box) seemed low, so I looked in some books and
magazines dating back to about 1993 and I couldn't find any reference
that showed it at less than 10 amps. I know they made that model for
many years, so I assume a 9-amp one must predate my references.
I'm starting to think that my friend has an almost 20-year-old