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Freud FT2000EPK Plunge Router

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.5
out of 5
Brand:
Freud Inc
Model:
FT2000EPK
Price:
$200

Description

* A various handheld/table-mounted router as far as concerns special or pro habituate
* Electronic variable speed verify maintains invariable speed and force below charge on account of the charles herbert best cuts
* Detachable dust assemblage larboard in favor of dry cleaner functioning
* Includes the one and the other 1/2-inch collet chuck and 1/4-inch collet chuck arm
* 1-year modified manufacturer's stipulation

WOOD magazine review

Freud FT2000EPK Plunge Router

Review Summary

This model has been discontinued by the manufacturer. High points: Low-priced and the lightest-weight router in our test of 11 with no compromise in power or cut quality. Power and speed controls are easily accessible both handheld and when table-mounted. Low points: The depth-stop scale can’t be zeroed, and the magnified cursor is difficult to read if not viewed straight on. Guide bushings or adapter for P-C-style bushings must be purchased separately.
More points: This tool has no coarse depth adjustments under the table, but the large fine-adjustment knob clears the router body to ease this tedious task.

Detailed Ratings

4.0
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Reliable router for table use.

Review Summary

I purchased this router for use in a router table. I removed the springs and purchased a pre-drilled aluminium plate for table mounting. It has worked very well for me. Power is ample, soft start is nice for larger bits. I have never really used it as a handheld plunge router, so I can't review those features. To set the depth of cut I pop the router and plate out of the table, and use a $5 stamped gauge with multiple height settings.
It has proved to be plenty accurate and is easy enough. This router was about the least expensive of the 3+ HP units when I bought it years back.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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