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DeWALT 1.25 HP Variable Speed Compact Router + 3 Amp 5" Orbital Sander EXPIRED

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Home Depot has DeWALT 1.25 HP Variable Speed Compact Router w/ 3.0 Amp 5" Random Orbital Sander (DWP611WDWE6420) for $119. Shipping is free, otherwise free store pickup is available if stock permits. Thanks whatnoise
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This is a great little compact router at a great price with an included palm sander.
The router by itself can be had for $108 right now with the Dewalt $25 off $100 deal, which is a nice price... throw in the palm sander for an extra $11 and this is a really good deal in my opinion.

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DEWALT DWP611 Compact Router https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWP...B0048EFUV8

DEWALT DWE6421K Random Orbit Sander https://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DWE...ds=dwe6420
Online only I believe.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/DEWAL.../303210383
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I've used this router pretty extensively over the last few years - it's a good one. But the true star of the Dewalt trim router IMHO is the plunge base, which isn't included in this particular deal. If you're looking for a capable small router with plunge base, I'd hold out for a deal on the kit - currently $164 - 25 on Amazon, which isn't bad but definitely not a deal.

Or you can add the plunge base to the fixed base router referenced by the OP if you find a good deal on it ($78 currently on Amazon).

The acrylic base plate that comes with the router is a D shape - helpful in some situations but awkward in others. You may need to add the round base (DNP613, $12 on AMZ). If you like to work dust free, the dust collection add-on for the fixed base (DNP615) is useful but does impair visibility of the bit.
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Dewalt is owned by Stanley Black & Decker, but saying that Dewalt is just a yellow Black & Decker is nonsense! By your reasoning, Ridgid is just an orange Ryobi (Ridgid is owned by Emerson Electronics but Techtronic Industries makes their power tools. Techtronic Industries owns Ryobi.)
I have worked in several high end wood shops and have never seen anyone use a sheet sander, always belt, drum, or random orbit. (Almost always pneumatic RO)
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I won't comment on the brand wars because everybody has their preferences.

If your random orbit sander is leaving scratches, it's because you're using poor quality sandpaper, not because of the style of the sander. Buy quality sandpaper and its hard to beat the finish quality. Obviously use progressively finer grit if you care about the finish.

Try to find a trim carpenter that uses a sheet sander instead of an RO sander.
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Thanks, scored it.
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Don't need it but good deal. Repped.
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How is this compared to Ridgid compact router with sheet sander for $99 on homdepot? I think with lifetime warranty on this makes it better
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I've used this router pretty extensively over the last few years - it's a good one. But the true star of the Dewalt trim router IMHO is the plunge base, which isn't included in this particular deal. If you're looking for a capable small router with plunge base, I'd hold out for a deal on the kit - currently $164 - 25 on Amazon, which isn't bad but definitely not a deal.

Or you can add the plunge base to the fixed base router referenced by the OP if you find a good deal on it ($78 currently on Amazon).

The acrylic base plate that comes with the router is a D shape - helpful in some situations but awkward in others. You may need to add the round base (DNP613, $12 on AMZ). If you like to work dust free, the dust collection add-on for the fixed base (DNP615) is useful but does impair visibility of the bit.
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How is this compared to Ridgid compact router with sheet sander for $99 on homdepot? I think with lifetime warranty on this makes it better
RO sanders are much better in all aspects than sheet sanders fyi
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RO sanders are much better in all aspects than sheet sanders fyi
Absolutely. And once you build up a collection of sandpaper, the difference in price for it seems to fade away.
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This is a great little compact router at a great price with an included palm sander.
This is really a trim router, they are just trying to justify a higher price. The Dewalt routers are OK for consumer grade tools but overpriced. I think I paid $40 for mine.

For this price, you can get a real tool.
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Are you able to return just one of these items and keep part of the discount?
I don't think so since it's 1 item. If you had to add both items to your cart separately, then you should be able to do that.
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Ridgid is a better brand than Dewalt, Dewalt is B&D in a yellow case. The lifetime warranty on the Ridgid makes it a better choice.

A ROS will remove stock faster but will leave sanding scratches. A sheet sander uses less expensive paper and sands in a straight line, so no scratches. A ROS is fine for construction work or coarser grits, but you will want a sheet sander for finish sanding and woodworking.
I won't comment on the brand wars because everybody has their preferences.

If your random orbit sander is leaving scratches, it's because you're using poor quality sandpaper, not because of the style of the sander. Buy quality sandpaper and its hard to beat the finish quality. Obviously use progressively finer grit if you care about the finish.

Try to find a trim carpenter that uses a sheet sander instead of an RO sander.
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Can I use it to massage my side piece? on low settings ofcourse.
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