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Skil 2-1/4 HP Multibase Router Kit #1830

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
4.5
out of 5
Brand:
Skil
Model:
1830
Price:
$110

Description

* 2 Bases Included for a variety of applications
* Soft Start™ Technology for reduced start-up torque(smoother start-ups) and longer motor life
* ½ in. Collet Capacity for larger profile applications
* Micro-fine Depth Adjustment for precise cuts
* Dual-Position On/Off Switch for user convenience and better control
* Depth Rod and Adjustable Turret for repeatable plunge routing applications
* Quick Clamp Release Lever for easy motor adjustments and removal
* Variable Speed for optimal control
* LED Site Light for improved visibility and powered tool alert
* Soft-Grip Control Handles for increased comfort and less fatigue
* Amperage: 10
* Collet Capacity: 1/2" and 1/4"
* Cord Length: 6 ft.
* Max. Motor HP: 2 1/4 HP
* No Load RPM: 10,500-25,000
* Voltage: 120V
* Weight (lbs.): 10.7

WOOD magazine review

Dual-base router delivers bang for your bucks

Review Summary

Although I normally use a couple of professional-quality routers in my shop, Skil’s 1830 two-base combo kit won me over with steady, accurate, vibration-free performance in every task I threw at it. That’s surprising for a router kit that costs about 60 percent less than pro units. I routed deep mortises and could not bog it down at reasonable feed rates. While hogging away substantial profiles in both handheld and table-mounted modes, it kept up just fine without affecting cut quality.
A reliable depth stop on the plunge base and microadjusters on both bases made depth adjustments easy and accurate. I also appreciate the soft-start motor, dual-position slide power switch, and LED lights around the collet that not only illuminate the cut area, but also remind you to unplug the cord before changing bits. —Tested by Tom Brumback, WOOD Magazine

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

Reader Reviews

It works well

Review Summary

I have one and it works well in the router table. Overall I am pleased.

Detailed Ratings

4.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

5

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