Review

A lightweight plunge router is perfect for delicate jobs, such as hinge mortises and inlays. Porter-Cable delivered that and more with this compact router kit.
At 1-1⁄4 hp, it has more power than a trim router at half the weight of a midsize router. That makes it nimble for fine work, yet stout enough for many routine routing jobs, such as edge profiles, rabbets, dadoes, and pattern routing. Used with plunge and fixed bases, the motor slips effortlessly from one base to the other. Routing dadoes and rabbets and keyhole slots for a bookshelf, 1"-deep mortises in table legs, and multiple edge profiles, never bogged the router down. You get 1-1⁄2" of height adjustment on the fixed base and 2" on the plunge base. The plunge base also has four fixed turret depth stops and one adjustable stop. But it has only one speed: 27,000 rpm.

Product

Performance

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Features

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)

Ease of Use

5
Average: 5 (1 vote)

Value

4
Average: 4 (1 vote)
4.5
out of 5