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    Freud Router

    I hope this is the proper forum, if not please move. Thanks.

    Well, I came into a deal I think. A fellow ww stepped up to a milwakie(sp?) router 3-1/2 hp for the router table. This leaves his old Freud sitting in the corner collecting dust. He offered it to me for $50.00 for a FT2000E, which is a 3-/1/2 hp plunge router and a new collet. Is this a good deal or not? I know it runs great, just can not use it till the new collet gets here. I am hoping to trade some soft maple for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al killian View Post
    He offerd it to me for $50.00 for a FT2000E, which is a 3-/1/2 hp plunge router and a new collet. Is this a good deal or not? I know it runs great, just can not use it till the new collet gets here. I am hopeing to trade some soft maple for it.
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    Awesome deal! Good router...
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    Yes, that is an exceptional deal. I have worn out one Freud and replaced it with another in my router table. My first one wore out many router bits and was a good machine for the money. I expect the second to be just as good.
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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    Great deal. He'll love the Mil but you really need to grab that Freud for the price.
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    I read on another forum this model had a history of rare intermittent switch failure as they got older.
    Even at that $50.00 is a real good price, It sold for around $240 back around 2005 /2006 and got generally great reviews.

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    I wish I could get one for that price, I would buy it in a heartbeat!
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    I've never used that router (or even seen one in person), but based on the reputation alone, if I needed a router and that one came up at that price, I'd be all over it.
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