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Thread: Freud 3 and 1/4 vs PC 3 and a 1/4 HP

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    Freud 3 and 1/4 vs PC 3 and a 1/4 HP

    I was going to purchase the PC 7518 this week for my router table.
    I received woodcrafts catalog and on black friday(the day after thanksgiving, let me be clear here), the Freud 3 and a 1/4 HP router is on sale for 199, saving me around 125 bucks or so.
    Should I wait, or PC takes this one hands down?

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    Allen,
    Sometimes you do get what you pay for. Get the P-C. It's a rock solid, provem-reliable machine that'll give you years of trouble-free service.
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    Is that the ft 3000? Thats a great price on a very sweet machine! The variable speed vs select a speed and above table adjustment are also nice.

    Lots of great machines out there these days. Have you seen the big Milwaukee router? Thats a very nice machine too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    Should I wait, or PC takes this one hands down?
    Neither. Buy the Milwaukee. ((Sorry Allen, I couldn't resist. ))

    I know there are many happy Freud owners out there but I would take the PC in this case. There are 7518's that have been in service longer than the Freuds have existed. JMHO.
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    In in the Milwakee camp here one on amazon
    http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-5625...8975448&sr=1-9
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    My tool guys doesnt even discuss other routers.

    I was just looking at the price, with woodcraft offering a huge discount.

    Ill wait to see if anyone puts the PC on sale near thanksgiving, but wont hold my breath waiting for it.

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    Woodcraft does have the Porter cable routers 15% off until Nov 24th also. I think the note says you have to add them to the shopping cart for the discount to show up though.

    Amazon has the 7518 with the fixed base for $300 delivered, and the motor only for $270 delivered right now, which is a little cheaper than woodcraft.

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    It states select routers, but its 349 so 15% off is still 300.
    I think my guy was 319, or told me 319, and Id rather buy local for a few bucks more. If it was more than a 10-15% difference overall in price, Id have to discuss it with the tool guy, but I do believe the markup on these machines arent great for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    It states select routers, but its 349 so 15% off is still 300.
    I think my guy was 319, or told me 319, and Id rather buy local for a few bucks more. If it was more than a 10-15% difference overall in price, Id have to discuss it with the tool guy, but I do believe the markup on these machines arent great for them.
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    Allen not trying to be argumentative but Jeb is right. You have to put the item in the cart to see the $279 price then there is the issue of shipping which is free and btw what taxes would you pay in NY.

    I dunno but through the internet there is that saving too sometimes.

    So you could get it for $279 from what i see. OOOPS sorry i see you pay the taxes so its back to over 300.
    Last edited by Rob Keeble; 11-05-2010 at 08:57 PM.
    cheers

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