My 1 year old seldom used Ryobi router died and now looking at this PC
model. Looks like going local price is $199 along with a D Handle mail in
offer. Anyone else using this model? Repost as my first one never made it
I lover the PC 690 motor and both bases. I have had up to 5 of these at one
time when I had my shop. I put one of those quick release chucks on them and
the router held up really well. The main problems I have had with this
router are that the locking mechanism is not well designed. After a while we
need to use a wrench on the lock knob. The other problem is the plunge base
upgrade. We were running box joints in a PC Omnijig for our drawers. I
bought a plunge base figuring it would be good to have at least one plunge
router. When using this base the bit was not concentric with the guide
bushings. We tried all kinds of remedies but could not get it right. Porter
Cable techs (at the factory) finally admitted they didn't design it with
concentricity in mind and they could not guarantee that it would be
concentric. That is a serious flaw if you use guide bushings. We lost a lot
of time with finger joints that wouldn't fit. I am hoping that they have
since fixed this problem.
We would up with a Dewalt plunge router with the dust collection base. This
was a very nice tool.
Check the brushes. I believe they're the soft spot on Ryobi tools.
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