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Porter-Cable 2-1/4 HP Multibase Router Kit 895PK

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Porter-Cable
Model:
895PK
Price:
$290

Description

• Soft-starting, 12-amp motor features full-time electronic feedback that maintains motor speed through the toughest applications.
• Variable-speed control feature (10,000-23,000 rpm) enables bit speed to be optimized for bit size and application.
• Release the motor, adjust bit height and clamp the motor from above the router table (fixed base only).
• Plunge base features machined brass bushings and steel guide rods for a smooth, free-flowing plunge stroke.
• Plunge base offers through-the-column dust collection for efficient dust removal and improved bit and cut-line visibility.
• Depth rod with 6-position adjustable turret enables stepped or repeated plunge cuts.
• Dual-position switch allows user to cut power while maintaining control of the router.
• Overmolded grips for greater comfort in extended use.
• Spindle lock feature allows for single wrench bit changes.
• Durable latch lever enables quick and simple coarse depth adjustments and motor release for transition between bases.
• Rack and pinion adjustment provides fine depth settings to 1/128" (fixed base only).
• Clear subbase provides improved durability and bit visibility.
• Subbase centering cone ensures router bit concentricity.
• Flat side on plunge base allows user to work in tighter spaces and provides a straight reference point.
• Collets included to accept 1/4" and 1/2" shank bits.
• Motor transitions quickly between GripVac base (included), plunge base (included), and traditional spiral down bases (690 series).

• Power: 120V AC
• Horsepower: 2-1/4
• Amps: 12
• No Load Speed: 10,000-23,000 rpm
• Motor Diameter: 3-1/2"
• Collets: 1/4" & 1/2"
• Base: Round (fixed) and round with one flat side (plunge)
• Length: 9"
• Width: 6"
• Weight: 13.5 lbs

INCLUDES:
• Router Motor
• Fixed Base
• Plunge Base
• Height adjuster
• 1/4" & 1/2" collets
• Subbase Centering Cone
• Collet wrench
• Carrying case

WOOD magazine review

Workhorse 890 series router fits multiple bases

Review Summary

High Points: This router demonstrated great power and the electronic controls help maintain rpms during tough cuts. The power switch has two locations: one near the handles, and another at the top. Three of the six turret stops are adjustable. All plunge and fixed base adjustments are smooth and easy. Low Points: We had to push the plunge-base lock down nearly to its farthest point to lock it in place.
More Points: This router produced a noticeable vibration, but that did not affect its power or cut quality. It does not come with any dust ports or shields—you have to buy them separately to get any meaningful dust collection.

Detailed Ratings

4.8
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

4

Reader Reviews

Porter Cable 895PK Router Kit

Review Summary

This router handles every job I need it for. Fixed and plunge bases both work well. Being able to change bits and adjust height from above the router table without having to purchase an expensive router lift is priceless. I love this tool and think Porter Cable is overlooked by many.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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