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    Im so confused with routers.........

    I am probably going to be getting a router soon but im not sure what bit i need. Theres so many to choose from. The router will be used to cut basically everything,ie edges, circle etc. If it helps im probably going to be getting this router http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes.
    Im going to be cutting 3/4 mdf, so would i need a bit that is 3/4" or larger? And would the bit have to be a straight bit? Im confused with all the different bits. Any help is appreciated.
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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    wow, thanks. Im leaving in like 3 minuts and just want an aswer before i go. Anyone?????........




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    Well i was looking and found this, but would this be all i need or would i need more for things such as corners? http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    get an actual router.




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    ouch. Im cheap and arent gonna be using it alot. What about the Ryobis at homedepot for 99. Im probably not going to use this very much at all. Would it be ok. And about the bits..........




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    the ryobi will work.




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    WIll it be that much of a difference between the craftsman? And whats wrong with the craftsman anyway?




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

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    WIll it be that much of a difference between the craftsman? And whats wrong with the craftsman anyway?
    you just couldnt pay me to touch craftsman. the only thing i have from them is a set of box end wrenches. those are in the race trailer and always get lost, beat up, borrowed, so i went with craftsman to not have to worry about them.




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    Ok, so your a little biased, wouldnt you say. Have you had any bad experience with them? and what about this one, probably not the best but it may work just for what i want out of it.http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    Quote Originally Posted by espguitarist91
    Ok, so your a little biased, wouldnt you say. Have you had any bad experience with them? and what about this one, probably not the best but it may work just for what i want out of it.http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...seBVCookie=Yes
    i borrowed someones craftsman 4" grinder one day, broke the handle right off of it, i bought them a milwaukee to replace it.




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    oh, and i'm not biased on this one, i just dont like garbage.




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    ohh, well thats reasonable. What do you think about the Skil? Sears is just close and would rather not spend over 100 on this as im not going to be using it. Well im off to sears now.




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    Quote Originally Posted by espguitarist91
    ohh, well thats reasonable. What do you think about the Skil? Sears is just close and would rather not spend over 100 on this as im not going to be using it. Well im off to sears now.
    the skil is still a step up from the craftsman you were probably looking at.




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    Re: Im so confused with routers.........

    Dewalt is the way to go, as far as the types of bits you need youll want a flush cut bit, a flush trim roller bit, a round over bit, maybe even a rabbinting bit. those are basics for good box making, and for the flush cut bit id go with a 1.5" instead of the 1" for cutting 3/4" wood with, not all routers adjust down 100% so your not gonna get the full 1" out of it i leared that the hard way bought a bunch of 1" bits and went back to get the longer ones it made work much easier (yea if its too short you can always loosed it up and pull the bit out some but the more of the shank that the router grips onto the better it willl cut)




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