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  1. #1
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    it lives

    I dug this old PC router, model 532M, out from under my work bench. I have never used it and it is unlikely it has been run in 25 years. It is part of the 'stuff' I inherited from my father. Highly probable it is well over 50 years old.
    Plugged in, runs great. It has a 1/2" bit in it. Fortunately, I have a set of 1/2" bits I bought from the close-out room at Grizzly plus a dozen or so in the 'stuff'.
    I plan to use it soon for something that will surpise folks, most of all, me.
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    "Folks is funny critters."

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    Man that must date back before Porter married Cable---or whatever it was. I hope it helps you make all sorts of great stuff.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
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    Sweet old machine! Predecessor to the 690. They built 'em solid back then!
    Jim D.
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    Hmm, I'm going to guess that Frank is going to use it to make some kind of an alarm clock with it. I'm guessing that would surprise just about everyone...

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    Great find Frank. Should be fun to use
    Faith, Hope & Charity

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    'Bout time you fired up that old beast! That is one cool router Frank-love the D handle base most of all. I'll bet your Dad has a big smile.
    Don Orr

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    Way cool, I always wanted a D handle
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

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    Check out the D Handle. cool !!!!!!!!
    Look good in your shop Steve.
    I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious.
    ::: Andrew Wyeth :::
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Sweet old machine! Predecessor to the 690. They built 'em solid back then!
    Jim said it all for me. I bet its way better than whats made today,

    has not been value engineered to last just long enough to see through warranty.

    Cant wait Frank to see what you up to.
    cheers

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    There is just something that makes a soul feel good when they use an old tool like that. I would make a real nice shelf for the living room and put it on the wall when I wasn't using it. It is even better since it was your Dad's.

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