Milwaukee 1-3/4 HP Fixed Base Router #5615-20

Average reader rating
4.3
out of 5
Brand:
Milwaukee
Model:
5615-20
Price:
$150

Description

Featuring a 1-3/4 max HP (11 Amp, 24,000 RPM) Milwaukee motor, these powerful and precise new routers give you the upper hand in all but the heaviest of cuts. The BodyGrip® design is a comfortable over-molded rubber grip wrapped around the base with an adjustable handstrap that allows for left and right-handed operation, and two over-molded palm-grip side handles for superior comfort, maneuverability and control.

The exclusive linear depth adjustment features a large steel motor lock lever and depth adjustment gearing via a durable threaded screw integral to the motor itself. Both coarse and microfine adjustments are fast and accurate. The router sub-base includes a special access hole for a common 3/8 in. hex extension wrench for above-the-table depth adjustments, ideal for router table applications and eliminating the nuisance of reaching beneath table to set the cutter (or bit) height. This revolutionary system simplifies this once tedious process required with other designs and ensures that the switch and cord remain in the same optimal location.

The kit version (5615-21) features an impact resistant carrying case with heavy-duty metal hinges, comfortable free-swinging handle, and on-board wrench and collet storage. Also included is an integral RouterStation™, a removable base that fastens quickly and securely to any work surface, providing convenient and reliable storage for the router and accessories. This patented design eliminates the need to change the depth setting or remove the bit altogether before storing the router.

Voltage: 120
Amps: 11.0
Max HP: 1.7
No Load RPM: 24,000
Collet Diameter: 1/4"-1/2"
Depth Adjustment Range: 1-21/32"
Base Dimensions: 6"
Cord Type: 8' Fixed
Construction Type: Double Insulated
Switch Type: Rocker
Dial Speed Control: No
Electronic Feedback: No
Height: 8-1/2"
Tool Weight: 8.8 lbs

Reader Reviews

nice handheld router

Review Summary

I got this router to replace my Porter Cable 690, not because I didn't like it , but because I liked the idea of the side strap on this router. And as it has turned out I really like that feature. It's easier to handle with the strap than to hold on to two handles. With the strap you can one hand this router fairly easily. It also has a quick release latch to adjust the depth along with a fine tune knob. Much easier than the 690. All upgrades from the old 690 and a good value overall.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Ok router

Review Summary

I think I was the one who wrote the other review of this router posted on this site. It has performed well over the 13 years that i have owned it but the one weak point with this router is that the bearings wear out fairly quickly and experience I have never had on any other router so for that I have to lower my rating .

Detailed Ratings

3.5
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

4

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