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Lil_KB
01-15-2007, 04:50 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/RYOBI-2-HP-PLUNGE-ROUTER-RE180PL-1-yr-WARRANTY_W0QQitemZ260074672442QQihZ016QQcategoryZ2 0781QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

I'm looking for a cheap router, less than $100 and this will come out to $90 shipped. And i've heard nothing but good things about Ryobi...I'm just tired of jigsawing everything. i will just be using it for sub cutouts and possibly rectangular port cutouts. is this gonna be good for me?

i know its a refurb but it has a 1 year factory warranty so it seems like an ok deal to me....if it breaks after a year it'll be time for a new one anyway...

jeepintn
01-15-2007, 04:52 PM
i got the exact same one from home depot, brand new for 100. havent used it yet, but from what i read it will do the job

DaGh0st
01-15-2007, 04:52 PM
Walmart/sears/hd/Lowes? id check there too.

coolguy448
01-15-2007, 04:54 PM
ive got a couple ryobi tools.. tablesaw and drill. ive had no complaints. i left the drill in a bucket of water for a couple days.. it still works minus reverse haha.

Lil_KB
01-15-2007, 04:54 PM
i've checked walmarts around here....they don't sell any routers at all for some reason...

hardware stores only have B&Ds and dewalts for $200+...

but i'll go check out lowes' prices next time i get a chance...

PhatTonyDeMarco
01-15-2007, 04:58 PM
I have the same router, and it works great. I got it for $54 from Amazon.com, as a refurb with a one year warrenty. You might want to check there. You can also get a Japser Jig from Amazon for like $29, so you can make some perfect circles.

xluben
01-15-2007, 05:11 PM
i've checked walmarts around here....they don't sell any routers at all for some reason...

hardware stores only have B&Ds and dewalts for $200+...

but i'll go check out lowes' prices next time i get a chance...

ryobi is sold at home depot.

Lil_KB
01-15-2007, 05:15 PM
i see that now....

is Skil any good at all? I know my cousin uses their tools for his a/c repair business so they can't be horrible, and i can get a BNIB one for 70 bucks from HD....

Lil_KB
01-15-2007, 05:25 PM
well, amazon was out, and the money is only in paypal currently anyway, so i just purchased it.

Lil_KB
01-15-2007, 05:29 PM
what accessories am i gonna need to round over edges, cut perfect sub circles, and perfect slot port cutouts?

grassroots
01-15-2007, 05:47 PM
a plunge bit that's atleast 3/4" and a roundover bit should be what you need...

i got a ryobi at home depot for around 50 bucks. it works great for being their cheapest...

Lil_KB
01-15-2007, 05:57 PM
alright, thanks...i just ordered a jasper jig from PE....they're out of stock everywhere but PE says they expect the delivery tomorrow..

Lil_KB
01-19-2007, 01:46 PM
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c81/Lil_KB/Picture001.jpg

well i got it in today, everything's in perfect shape, was just wondering where i could find a cutting bit for it, it only came with a 1/4" collet adaptor and 2 screws, not sure what they are for.

sorry for asking n00bx questions but i just want to learn how to use this thing correctly...

quakerroatmeal
01-19-2007, 02:49 PM
You could find them anywhere. Go to sears they have a wide variety of selections. Or Home Depot/Lowes. Get a Straight Bit for cutting normal holes etc, and a Round-Over bit for rounding corners.