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Offline Bob D.

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2017, 08:58 PM »
I have narrowed my choice of routers to 3 Routers, P. C. 892, P. C. 7518, or Triton 2-1/4 H.P, any suggestions to help narrow my choices.

Router Table 1st choice, Incra Wonder Fence With Positioner with Incra Lift, I like JessEm however it appears from reviews Customer Service is not a strong point after the sale.

Thanks

PC 7518 would be my choice for a router that will remain mounted in a router table.
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Offline Dovetail65

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2017, 09:09 PM »
I have narrowed my choice of routers to 3 Routers, P. C. 892, P. C. 7518, or Triton 2-1/4 H.P, any suggestions to help narrow my choices.

Router Table 1st choice, Incra Wonder Fence With Positioner with Incra Lift, I like JessEm however it appears from reviews Customer Service is not a strong point after the sale.

Thanks

PC 7518 would be my choice for a router that will remain mounted in a router table.
He is looking for 230V though or yeah i agree the PC has proven itself for years, though I prefer my Milwaukee in the table over it.
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Offline jdw101

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #32 on: May 11, 2017, 10:54 PM »
Haha that thing with 230 should be called a shaper.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #33 on: May 12, 2017, 04:20 AM »
I have narrowed my choice of routers to 3 Routers, P. C. 892, P. C. 7518, or Triton 2-1/4 H.P, any suggestions to help narrow my choices.

Router Table 1st choice, Incra Wonder Fence With Positioner with Incra Lift, I like JessEm however it appears from reviews Customer Service is not a strong point after the sale.

Thanks

PC 7518 would be my choice for a router that will remain mounted in a router table.

He is looking for 230V though or yeah i agree the PC has proven itself for years, though I prefer my Milwaukee in the table over it.

OK, didn't realize that. I based my response on him saying he had narrowed his choices to include the PC7518. I must have missed where he said he needed 230v power.
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Offline charley1968

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #34 on: May 12, 2017, 05:18 AM »
I've got this setup (Of1400, CMS) and i'm happy with it. N.B. I'm a hobbyist with space constraints, and Incra is not widely available overhere. YMMV.
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Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #35 on: May 12, 2017, 07:03 AM »
The CMS router table is brilliant with an OF2200 in it. The collet rises just above the top for easy bit changes, dust extraction is better and there's a lot more power than the OF1400.

Having tried both the 1400 and the 2200 in the CMS it's pretty obvious the CMS router table module was designed primarily for the 2200. It's okay with the 1400, but it is so much better with a 2200 installed.

Offline jobsworth

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2017, 02:57 AM »
I'm with you Woodwork Wizard.

I got my 2200 in my CMS and it's awesome. Though when I return to the states suddenly I won't be able to.

I have a 1010 for basic hand reading using but I also hand hold and use the 2200 for larger bits. It's  amazing matching heavy but well balanced.

Though I did have to buy a 6mm collet so I could use 1/4 shank bits in it. I feel it should of came with it.
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Offline Steven Owen

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #37 on: October 12, 2017, 07:47 PM »
I have narrowed my choice of routers to 3 Routers, P. C. 892, P. C. 7518, or Triton 2-1/4 H.P, any suggestions to help narrow my choices.

Router Table 1st choice, Incra Wonder Fence With Positioner with Incra Lift, I like JessEm however it appears from reviews Customer Service is not a strong point after the sale.

Thanks

PC 7518 would be my choice for a router that will remain mounted in a router table.

He is looking for 230V though or yeah i agree the PC has proven itself for years, though I prefer my Milwaukee in the table over it.

OK, didn't realize that. I based my response on him saying he had narrowed his choices to include the PC7518. I must have missed where he said he needed 230v power.

The Milwaukee 5625-20 is superior to the PC7518 and second fiddle to the OF2200 for Router Table use.  I’m not 100% if they make a 5625-20 in 230 V.

Offline Holmz

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #38 on: October 13, 2017, 08:08 AM »
There is a triton in 230v which is nice for a table mount.
If one need maximum power, then there is only 1 expensive choice.

Offline Steven Owen

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #39 on: Today at 09:38 AM »
The biggest change many would like to see to the 1400 is the ability to switch from the extended handle to a knob.  There’s some jigs where the long handle can get in the way. 

Offline antss

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Re: 1400 Router Pros and Cons
« Reply #40 on: Today at 10:31 AM »
There is a triton in 230v which is nice for a table mount.
If one need maximum power, then there is only 1 expensive choice.

Well, there's this baby too:

https://www.timberwolftools.com/mafell-lo65ec-hand-router