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    Plunge Router Suggestion

    Hey everyone My aunt is looking to get my cousin a plunge router for Christmas. Her price range is $150. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions of one that they liked for this price? I told her I would ask the guys online and give her a couple of suggestions Thanks everyone

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    Millwauhii 5615. Comes with a fixed and plunge base and 2 sizes of collets.Uou can generaly find em on Amazon for around $100.
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    wes how much does this guy use a router? possibly get a older model from ebay and get more bang for the buck.. i think your gonna get to high of price on a plunge thats worth gettin new.
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    Wes - Is it safe to assume that it'll be used primarily for hand use? If so, the Milwaukee 5615-24 is a very nice combination kit with an excellent plunge base and a handy "Body Grip" fixed base feature....on sale from Tyler Tool for ~ $100 shipped until 12/11/09. If she misses the TT deal, it's also on sale from Amazon for $120 shipped.

    That should leave enough to get a few decent router bits!
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    milwaukee's are good wes!!! i thought they would be higher than her budget.. thanks scott...
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    milwaukee's are good wes!!! i thought they would be higher than her budget.. thanks scott...
    I thought so too, Larry. And I even have that router I received it as a gift though and have never bothered looking up the price. Thanks for the suggestions everyone

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    Quote Originally Posted by Westley Rosenbaum View Post
    I thought so too, Larry. And I even have that router I received it as a gift though and have never bothered looking up the price. Thanks for the suggestions everyone
    It's usually in the $180 to $200 range, but seems to have been on sale for the past couple of months...pretty darn nice gift IMHO!
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    hey scott maybe we can get adopted before xmas
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    TRITON 3-1/4 HP Router, Model TRC001
    New! #144303

    Does not include a winding handle for above table bit adjustment.

    Price: $229.99
    Sale: $179.99
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    This is not the 3-1/4 with above table adjustment handle ---
    Still a very good router....
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    Remember to buy bits! Even an el-cheapo Ebay bit set is going to be $50 or so.

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