My router has died and the repair estimate is about 75% of the cost of
a new one. I quized the service guy a little and he recomends Porter
Cable as durable and easy to repair. The question is, how big to go.
The dead router (an Elu) is a plunge router, 2.5 HP, variable speed.
I will use a new one alot in a table, I have need of the plunge
capability for some projects, and I do some raised panels (big ol' 3"
bits) so variable speed is needed.
Now then, I figure 2HP is minimum. There are some 3.5 HP units
avaiable. My current thought is to go with something like the 895PK
which will give me plunge capabilities, fixed base when plunge is not
needed, variable speed, and its 2HP. Thoughts? Oh yah, this is not
for production work, for now I am a weekend woodworker with hopes to
run a SMALL business in a couple of years when I retire from this rat