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    the new milwaukee plunge router is out

    It's for sale as a 1 motor, 2 base kit at Amazon. Just wondering if anybody here has tried it. Looks nice. I read that the plunge base alone will sell for $99, so it may be better to buy the kit.

    Ken

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    Here's the link for those interested...

    http://www.amazon.com/Milwaukee-5616...986203&sr=8-14

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    Thanks for the info Ken. I suppose that not many have had the chance to try it but my guess is that since it is Milwaukee it has to be good. Also, they waited so long to come out with it I would think that it is very well designed. I am not getting the photos at Amazon. It would be nice to get a good look at it.
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    Fine Woodworking really liked it. I was told by Milwaukee via email that the base will be offered seperately and fits the 5615 as well as the 5616. Since even the kit does not appear on Milwaukee's website I suppose it will be awhile until the base is offered genrally.

    Of course, I like Ken's idea of just buying the kit. Then my 5615 could be dedicated to DT's. . . . hmmmmm.
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    It was either pop-wood or wwj that also did a review and said it won honors for it's features.

    Mine's already on pre-order with amazon. Since i've had a 5615, i've always wanted it in a plunge base. The wishing well worked this time! I'd better go buy a lottery ticket
    Jason Beam
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    I almost pulled the trigger today, but shipping isn't until the end of the month. I figured I'll watch the prices for a bit and see if they shift around. Jason, it looks like a really nice unit. My thought is to buy the larger unit [2 1/4 HP] and then sell my Hitachi TR12. With the plunge base alone selling for $99, if and when it goes on the market, it seems the kit is a better value. To me anyway. I've got the 5615, and it is a real honey.
    Ken

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    I completely agree, Ken. I've loved my 5615 from day one. Switching to soft-start and variable speed really appeals to me, too
    Jason Beam
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    I pulled the trigger.
    Ken

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    It was self defense!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    I pulled the trigger.
    Ken
    Ken,

    You will have to post a reveiw when you get it.

    It doesn't have a spindle lock does it? It looks like you need 2 wrenches to change bits.
    We create with our hands in wood what our mind sees in thought.
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