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Craftsman 12-Amp 2-HP Fixed/Plunge Base Router EXPIRED

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Sears.com has Craftsman 12-Amp 2-HP Fixed/Plunge Base Router with Soft Start Technology (27683) on sale for $87.42. Shipping is free, otherwise you may select free store pickup where stock permits. Thanks ramirezed909

Sears.com also has Craftsman 14-Amp 2.5-HP Fixed/Plunge Base Digital Router (50429) on sale for $118.92. Shipping is free, otherwise you may select free store pickup where stock permits.

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Sears is having a special sale on their craftsman router sets! The 2hp ($87.42 vs $124.99) and 2-1/2 digital control kit ($118.92 vs $169.99) are on sale! Pair it with sears coupons $5 off $50 or 20% off of $150 or more.
$118.92-$5.00= $113.92 Or $87.42 - $5.00 = $82.42

Compare to similar kits at around $300 this is great. I already bought mine.


http://www.sears.com/craftsman-14...950429000P

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-12...927683000P
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What kind of projects are you intending to use it on is really the question. Are you doing woodworking or are you just interested in having something around in case you need it for stuff around the house? Something like the Craftsman should handle bigger projects easier and give you more options but a trim router can still be very capable. If you're rounding over edges or cutting some molding that Rigid will be plenty capable and much smaller and lighter. If you want to cut away a lot of surface area it's likely going to be more tedious though and doesn't have the plunge capability (at least in that base, not sure if there's a plunge base available) if you want to rout out an interior section. The fixed bases on most of those trim routers also severely limit your options for bits and even a lot of round over bits are off the table. There's pros and cons to both and I grabbed this to upgrade from a Makita trim router but could still see situations where the Makita will be preferable. It's not even because the trim router can't handle what I've thrown at it but more misjudging my own needs and use for it as I've started using it joint and plane lumber.

TLDR; If you're doing serious wood working the Craftsman is probably the way to go, far more versatile and cheaper with points and coupons to stack. Those quarter sheet sanders are cheap all the time and you're probably better spending a tad more on a random orbital sander anyway. Trim router wins on size and weight and is still capable though, better for lighter use.
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Been waiting for the digital router to go on sale. Thanks OP.
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How are their routers?
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I've had the 2hp model for over a year now, and been happy with it. The soft start and variable speed features are great. Two bases lets you leave the fixed one in a router table. It seems to have ample power. What I like best are the way the collets "free up" a bit after you wrench it backwards (loosen). No more having to knock the bit with a piece of wood to jar it free, i.e. after you back off the collet nut. If you have SYWR points, this deal could move from good to great!
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Is it possible to edit the category and tags for a deal? Not many people look for routers in computer parts > hard drives.
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Sears is having a special sale on their craftsman router sets! The 2hp ($87.42 vs $124.99) and 2-1/2 digital control kit ($118.92 vs $169.99) are on sale! Pair it with sears coupons $5 off $50 or 20% off of $150 or more.
$118.92-$5.00= $113.92 Or $87.42 - $5.00 = $82.42

Compare to similar kits at around $300 this is great. I already bought mine.


http://m.sears.com/craftsman-14-a...950429000P

http://m.sears.com/craftsman-12-a...927683000P
How's this compared to Milwauke 5625? I own that currently but wanted to go with plunge/fixed router instead as this one is fixed
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The digital router is the best router I have owned. Great router.
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A certain rEbate website has 6% cash back for Sears.
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Where do you get the sears coupons?
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Also, 20% off $150 is $30, so if you're buying the digital router, add anything worth about $30 to get up to $150 for the 20%, and you're getting the $30 item for free.
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