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    Palm router worthwhile?

    Do any of you have a Porter Cable or other palm router, and if so, do you find it useful?

    http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?p...ckler%20Outlet

    seems like a good deal with free shipping.

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    I have that same one and the Dewalt one.
    I use them all the time and there size makes them great for trimming laminate
    The price is fare on that with free shipping. I think my Dewalt was 79 bucks.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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    Ken,
    I keep a 1/8" roundover bit chucked up in my palm router... not quite in the same class as the PC one though... I have the Ryobi 18v cordless.
    -Ned

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    I was just looking them over and noticed this http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=16819
    Down in the corner. It's 40 bucks more but if it was me doing the buying I would really look at it hard. You can get the round base for it that takes collars. And the base attaches to the router a whole lot better than just the one thumb screw on the PC.
    Just me 2 cents worth but what do I know
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    Those are good points Chuck, but what was tempting me was the low price on the P-C. Dunno, I'm not sure I need what this tool does. I do my roundovers and chamfer with a plane, for the most part, and have bigger routers for larger work. I don't foresee much laminate in my future, and again the big boys can deal with that.

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    This is the Dewalt one I have http://www.toolmarts.com/dewaltDW660SK.html
    It's ok for cutting outlet holes in sheetrock but that's about it.
    Oh and I got hosed mine didn't come with the fancy handle or the storage case.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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    Your right Ken the big boys can do the trimming. The best part of one of these is the big boys will trim to with in 3 or so inches from the wall and these will come with in a inch or so. A lot less hand filing
    So I would say that it really is just not worth the money for you to get one.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
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    i have the bosch ken and like it alot,, but if you do your small profiles by hand then maybe the use doesnt match the spending.. i got mine when things were better and have used it alot previously.. but not as much latly. the round base is nice but the pat warner offset base is better for stable work..
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    Ken i have 2. 1 dewalt, and 1 ryobi I use these more than the 4 big ones i have.D26670
    Compact Router

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    I actually have 2 of those routers. I use the one to route small profiles in whatever I'm doing and also with my hinge template jigs. The other is the kit with the base that tilts and it also comes with an offset base that offsets the bit itself to let you get all the way into corners.http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000222Z3/...SIN=B0000222Z3

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