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Milwaukee 1-3/4 HP Router Fixed/Plunge Combo Kit

Average reader rating
4.5
out of 5
Brand:
Milwaukee
Model:
5615-24
Price:
$200

Description

From the Manufacturer
The Milwaukee 5615-24 plunge base features an exclusive, four-point bushing design and constant spring tension which delivers smooth, non-binding plunge action. It has a 6-Position (1/8-inch increment) adjustable metal turret stops. The Milwaukee 5615-24 plunge base also contains durable, nickel-plated plunge rods that resist corrosion and contamination to consistently deliver smooth plunge action. The base has a precise macro/micro depth adjustment system to 1/64-inch increments, and 3-metal depth scale and adjustable pointer. The Milwaukee 5615-24 plunge base features a depth rod system with quick-release button and locking screw for convenient, precise plunge cut depth adjustment. The patented fixed-base BodyGrip design features a precise macro/micro linear depth adjustment system with patented above-the-table height adjustment. The motor is a powerful 1-3/4 MAX horsepower Milwaukee built motor. Kit Includes: Impact-resistant carrying case, dust shield/port assembly, durable, dual-position dust shield/collection system for efficient dust management with or without vacuum, 2 clear polycarbonate sub-bases, concentricity gauge for precise centering of template guides, small hole (1-3/16-inch center) sub-base and large (2-1/2 inch center) sub-base assemblies, 2 forged steel collet wrenches, 1/4-inch & 1/2-inch premium 8-slot collet and nut assemblies.

Milwaukee 5615-24 Specifications:
• Horsepower (rated): 1-3/4
• Amps: 11.0
• Collet Size: 1/4" ,1/2"
• Fixed Base Clamp: Steel
• Fixed Base Adjustment: Linear 1/64"
• Plunge Base Adjustment: Linear 1/64"
• Plunger Depth: 2-7/8"
• Zero Reset: Yes
• Zero Reset Stop: Yes
• Electronic Feedback: Yes
• Soft Start: Yes
• Dust Collection: Yes
• Turret Stops: 6

Reader Reviews

Built Like A Tank

Review Summary

I owned the Milwaukee 5615 fixed base a few years back, but had to sell it in order to finance my bigger 5625. The 5615 combo kit is one router that I actually repurchased when I saw it on sale ($99 shipped). The 5615-24 is the 8th router I’ve owned (Craftsman 9 amp, Freud FT2000E, Milwaukee 5625, Bosch 1617, Hitachi M12VC, Freud FT1700, and PC690). It’s an extremely well built router.
The motor is made in the USA (at least mine was) and is very strong for it’s 11 amp rating …plenty strong for most applications. It’s smooth and reasonably quiet. The Body Grip feature is terrific, and the plunger is smooth, precise, and easy to operate. The springs in the plunger legs are hidden in the cylinders so there’s no plastic covers to deal with, plus the same plunge base also fits the 13 amp MW5616 (variable speed router). The sub-base will accept the standard PC bushings, and includes both 1/2” and 1/4” collets, as well as a dust port. The bases are interchangeable with the bigger 5616 variable speed. version. It does have above table height adjustment, but there are no above table bit change capabilities…bit changes require two wrenches (old school style). Being a single speed router, the 5615 is not the best choice for a router table anyway. It’s an all around excellent basic router if you don’t need variable speed…note that an outboard speed controller can be added to this router. It was also a bonafide bargain at the sale price I paid. Best of all, it’s the same color scheme as my big MW5625 and my Freud FT1700, which happen to be the same color as my original Craftsman router so it blends nicely in the shop without being noticed by the CFO! (ssshhh…)

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

4

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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