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  1. #36
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    Default Re: Router / laminate trimmer

    Hey David G...

    I just felt like clicking on the link in your signature, and it took me to "realtor.com", and then on subsequent clicks, to "clickvalidator.net". Not sure what that means, but I thought I should mention it...

    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by jgjones View Post
    Hey David G...

    I just felt like clicking on the link in your signature, and it took me to "realtor.com", and then on subsequent clicks, to "clickvalidator.net". Not sure what that means, but I thought I should mention it...

    Jim
    Appreciate the thought. It's an ongoing issue with my isp... which is 'gonna get fixed real soon'. I'm about to give up on 'em. But meantime, I haven't figured out how to substitute my FB link (I'm a tech idjit):

    https://www.facebook.com/pg/HarborWo...=page_internal

    And then there's the question of whether I want to bother, as 99% of my work comes from referrals.

    IOW, I'm dithering. I appreciate your reminding me, though.
    David G
    Harbor Woodworks
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    "It was a Sunday morning and Goddard gave thanks that there were still places where one could worship in temples not made by human hands." -- L. F. Herreshoff (The Compleat Cruiser)

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    Default Re: Router / laminate trimmer

    But you could probably charge 15% more if you changed the name to Harbour....

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    Default Re: Router / laminate trimmer

    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    But you could probably charge 15% more if you changed the name to Harbour....
    <snort> Would I also need to move sticks to BVI???
    David G
    Harbor Woodworks
    http://www.harborwoodworking.com/boat.html

    "It was a Sunday morning and Goddard gave thanks that there were still places where one could worship in temples not made by human hands." -- L. F. Herreshoff (The Compleat Cruiser)

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    Default Re: Router / laminate trimmer

    Thanks all, for the advice and tangential stuff. I had a look at the Ryobi 1600 W router again today and decided against it - the plunge and depth set mechanisms are crude and the lock barely sufficient to contain the strong springs in the legs. So even if the motor and bearings are OK the rest of the mechanism seems a bit rubbish.

    This Maktek one looks OK for about $50 more - Iíll try to drop into the other big box chain (mitre10) to have a look. https://www.makita.co.nz/products/model/M3601M

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    As a brand - Makita is solid. I've been impressed with every Makita tool I've owned. Their days of being innovators, and leading the pack in technology, seem long past. But they built a very nice tool.

    I don't know that router, and routers are not what Makita is best known for. But the one friend who had a bigger Makita plunge liked it just fine. 900W... that's like 1.25 or 1.5 hp, right? Maybe a bit small for a plunge, but not a bad choice for a first/only router.
    David G
    Harbor Woodworks
    http://www.harborwoodworking.com/boat.html

    "It was a Sunday morning and Goddard gave thanks that there were still places where one could worship in temples not made by human hands." -- L. F. Herreshoff (The Compleat Cruiser)

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    Quote Originally Posted by David G View Post
    As a brand - Makita is solid. I've been impressed with every Makita tool I've owned. Their days of being innovators, and leading the pack in technology, seem long past. But they built a very nice tool.

    I don't know that router, and routers are not what Makita is best known for. But the one friend who had a bigger Makita plunge liked it just fine. 900W... that's like 1.25 or 1.5 hp, right? Maybe a bit small for a plunge, but not a bad choice for a first/only router.
    Every time I usemy HF, it I'm amazed that it's lasted so long, and I've had it maybe 3 years now. It runs smooth, it's not terribly loud, the plastic base is at least as good as any other, for its price, It's paid for itself maybe a 20 times over!

    It's the most used router in my very much under utilized wood shop! The Bosch that is in the router table top I've had maybe over 20 years it also runs top speed or with the speed controller very very well but it is loud, and the router table cabinet seems to make it even louder. Porter-Cable sits on the Shelf,

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    Denise, Bristol PA, Oday30, Anchor Yacht Club, On tidal Delaware River. my current project; http://forum.woodenboat.com/showthre...0-Ducker-Resto

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