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Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by melross, 3 Apr 2010.

  1. melross

    melross

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    Hi I need to buy a quality router, budget approx £150 can anyone recommend best makes to go for, also which is the best place to buy decent tools from?
     
  2. gregers

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    does it have to be brand new???
    have you considered ebay.
    where no doubt your money may go a hell of a long way in buying something that was itro many 100s of pounds and you could get for a song.

    bosch/hitachi/ryobi(ok ive said it lol)or maybe if someones dumb enough to sell a festo???
     
  3. big-all

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    it didnt hurt did it :D :D

    unless you want to increase to around £200 then trend dewalt and the the other big boys toys come into play on specials

    what exactly do you want to use the router for!!
     
  4. melross

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    I'm laying some reclaimed maple flooring. Initially I was thinking of buying a biscuit jointer to butt cut ends together. However someone suggested a bench router might be more useful. I need some kit to create tonge and groove on cut planks and secondly to clean out any adhesive on ends. Just thought router would be more useful. Any other thoughts please.
     
  5. big-all

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    if you never plan to cut worktops or make your own doors then a 1/4 inch will be easier to use in hand
    as you mention table then you realy need a 1/2" router
    iff most off your work is going to be freehand then a 1/2" is rather a large beestie for the job ;)
     
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