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WEN 6033 15-Amp Variable Speed Plunge and Fixed Woodworking Router Kit with Carrying Case & Edge Guide $80.50 @homedepot walmart or Amazon

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I liked this is functionality as both a plunge and a fixed router

Remember when you had versatility and power all in the palm of your hand. Make intricate patterns in both the exterior and interior of your work pieces with the WEN 15 Amp Variable Speed Plunge Router. This versatile machine features a variable speed 15 Amp motor, providing users anywhere from 8,000 to 23,000 rotations per minute. The 1/2 in. collet includes an additional 1/4 in. adapter, allowing for compatibility with a wide variety of bits. Our soft startup design prevents damage to your work piece and elongates the tools lifespan. The spring-loaded base features a lock-down knob to turn your plunge router into a fixed router. The intricate depth stop system features a 7-stop turret, a depth adjustment dial that advances the depth stop 5/16 in. per quarter turn, and a fine-tune adjustment dial that advances it 1/128 in. per quarter turn. The included guide fence lets users rout perfectly straight lines, helping to create dadoes and grooves along the work piece. This kit comes packed with accessories, including a hard-shelled blow mold carrying case, a 1-1/2 in. dust collection duct, a bit-changing wrench, a straight-edge guide fence, a fence scale, a centering pin for cutting circles, a profile guide for routing edges of curvy work pieces, and a template guide for creating more complex shapes. And, because its a WEN product, your woodworking router comes backed by a 2-year warranty and a friendly customer help line.

Powerful 15 Amp variable speed soft start motor provides anywhere from 8,000 to 23,000 RPM
Plunging base locks in downward position for functionality as both a plunge and a fixed router
Accepts both 1/4 in. and 1/2 in. router bits with a plunge depth of up to 2-3/8 in.
7-stop turret combined with both macro and micro-adjustment dials maximize precision
Includes a hard-shelled carrying case, a multi-function straight-edge fence, a template guide, a circle-cutting centering pin, a fence scale, and a 1-1/2 in. dust collection duct
Backed by a 2-year warranty
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I'd go with a Craftsman router in this price range.
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I'd go with a Craftsman router in this price range.
yes, last Sept 2017. it was sale around this price at Sears. Now, I can't find anywhere near my area.
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yes, last Sept 2017. it was sale around this price at Sears. Now, I can't find anywhere near my area.
I picked mine up for 100 last year but 60 back in syw rewards. I actually like my Craftsman one over my dewalt. Both have fixed and plunge attachments
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How does this compare to the recent Bosch Colt deal or the Makita cordless on sale right now on ToolBarn and ToolUP for $119?
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How does this compare to the recent Bosch Colt deal or the Makita cordless on sale right now on ToolBarn and ToolUP for $119?
I was thinking about getting Makita one. it's corded. but it's only 6.5amp. that's why it's called "compact".
https://www.toolbarn.com/makita-rt0701cx7.html/

Wen is 15amp and it looks bigger. I guess it's more powerful.
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I was thinking about getting Makita one. it's corded. but it's only 6.5amp. that's why it's called "compact".
https://www.toolbarn.com/makita-rt0701cx7.html/

Wen is 15amp and it looks bigger. I guess it's more powerful.
This was the model I was looking at as well.. I'm getting close to biting but I haven't yet. I'm in the market for a router as I don't have one yet but I'm not sure which is the best buy.
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so its this price everywhere, eh... how does that make it a "slick deal"?
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This has been $70.xxish for a while at Walmart, price may have changed recently. I bought and returned it. Might be good for a few one time jobs, but it felt like junk to me. The plunge was very very tight, choppy. When you're working around intricate areas where a crappy moving plunge can jolt too hard and damage your project is never a good thing. Personally, I got a Dewalt dwp611pk. Yes it's a smaller router but it fit my needs and everything about it is fantastic.
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I've never used a router and I'm going to try out woodworking since I now have a house. I'm sure I'll be buying a router in the next year, and I had my eye on the 2.25 HP Bosch plunge/fixed currently $200.

Any thoughts how this would compare? I plan to do basic projects, night stands, outdoor table/chairs, and eventually graduate to larger projects.

Is this an apples to oranges comparison? Or are they in the same category?
How would this compare to the Bosch? Link below. Thanks.

Bosch 12 Amp 2-1/4 Combination Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit 1617EVSPK with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005R...PAb9PBGPY5
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I've never used a router and I'm going to try out woodworking since I now have a house. I'm sure I'll be buying a router in the next year, and I had my eye on the 2.25 HP Bosch plunge/fixed currently $200.

Any thoughts how this would compare? I plan to do basic projects, night stands, outdoor table/chairs, and eventually graduate to larger projects.

Is this an apples to oranges comparison? Or are they in the same category?
How would this compare to the Bosch? Link below. Thanks.

Bosch 12 Amp 2-1/4 Combination Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit 1617EVSPK with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005R...PAb9PBGPY5
Personally I wouldn't go with the WEN. I don't have experience with it but looking at the pics it looks to be made from cheap materials. Someone in this thread who bought it and returned it confirmed this.

For what it's worth, I remember watching the below video which talks about the Bosch and the issues this guy had with it. He might have just got a lemon but worth a watch:
https://youtu.be/N24GDfKEKk4

I believe he ended up just giving the bosch away since he liked his milwaukee better. This was disappointing to me because I really like all the other Bosch tools I have but I was nervous to buy it after watching his video.

Also, depending on what you actually plan on building or using your router for, you may be better off getting a trim router instead.
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How does this compare to the recent Bosch Colt deal or the Makita cordless on sale right now on ToolBarn and ToolUP for $119?
get the Makita. you're welcome.
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I've never used a router and I'm going to try out woodworking since I now have a house. I'm sure I'll be buying a router in the next year, and I had my eye on the 2.25 HP Bosch plunge/fixed currently $200.

Any thoughts how this would compare? I plan to do basic projects, night stands, outdoor table/chairs, and eventually graduate to larger projects.

Is this an apples to oranges comparison? Or are they in the same category?
How would this compare to the Bosch? Link below. Thanks.

Bosch 12 Amp 2-1/4 Combination Horsepower Plunge and Fixed Base Variable Speed Router Kit 1617EVSPK with 1/4-Inch and 1/2-Inch Collets https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00005R...PAb9PBGPY5 [amazon.com]
If you're just getting started with your tool collection, a router should be relatively low on your list. I'd look at having a circular saw, table saw and adequate hand tools (drill/impact/jigsaw/reciprocating saw), even a miter saw (hitachi makes a pretty nice inexpensive 10" one) before a router.

But... if you really want a router - Compact routers are pretty nice to use. Dewalt 611 & Makita RT0701 are among the most sought after for those. Mine (Dewalt 611PK) was an absolute necessity when I redid some laminate (for flush-cutting the edges).
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If you're just getting started with your tool collection, a router should be relatively low on your list. I'd look at having a circular saw, table saw and adequate hand tools (drill/impact/jigsaw/reciprocating saw), even a miter saw (hitachi makes a pretty nice inexpensive 10" one) before a router.

But... if you really want a router - Compact routers are pretty nice to use. Dewalt 611 & Makita RT0701 are among the most sought after for those. Mine Dewalt 611PK was an absolute necessity when I redid some laminate (for flush-cutting the edges).
Thanks. I have circular and reciprocating saws and drill. Table saw is also on my list, but I'm wondering how much I need it upfront if I have hardware store cut the pieces for me. A lot of projects I've been looking at call from routers.

Didn't realize trim router is different, thought it was just a certain bit, but I guess not. Thanks for info.
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Personally I wouldn't go with the WEN. I don't have experience with it but looking at the pics it looks to be made from cheap materials. Someone in this thread who bought it and returned it confirmed this.

For what it's worth, I remember watching the below video which talks about the Bosch and the issues this guy had with it. He might have just got a lemon but worth a watch:
https://youtu.be/N24GDfKEKk4

I believe he ended up just giving the bosch away since he liked his milwaukee better. This was disappointing to me because I really like all the other Bosch tools I have but I was nervous to buy it after watching his video.

Also, depending on what you actually plan on building or using your router for, you may be better off getting a trim router instead.
Thanks.
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