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[Canadian Tire] Maximum Fixed/Plunge Router - Sale $99.99 (55% Off) - Sale begins Jun3 & ends Jun9

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[Canadian Tire] Maximum Fixed/Plunge Router - Sale $99.99 (55% Off) - Sale begins Jun3 & ends Jun9

I think it is a good deal for occasional user's with both plunge and fixed base.

Valid June 03, 2016 - June 09, 2016
This is an advance preview, price not in effect

The MAXIMUM Fixed/Plunge Router is a great way to equip your workshop with two tools in one. The 11A, 2HP motor runs 11,000 - 25,000 RPM and features a tool-free motor lock and spindle lock so you can quickly switch between the 6" fixed base and 6-1/2" plunge base. The design includes ergonomic handles, and a low centre of gravity keeping you in control as you manoeuvre along your work
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Interested, does it come with a hand of bit set? From what I know, the router bits are what you are spending most the money.
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leeezeng wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 5:28 pm
Interested, does it come with a hand of bit set? From what I know, the router bits are what you are spending most the money.
You can go cheap with Princess auto sets. They can run from $15+

Alternatively, Busy Bee is an excellent source for Mid-high quality bits from their own brands like blue tornado/craftex to freud etc. Sets if memory serves me start at $30 with individual bits being around $3.99+

http://www.busybeetools.com/products/r- ... -r922.html
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That router was same price around Boxing Week and has not been that low since then, so $99.99 is good. I was thinking about getting this one for the versatility, or maybe a smaller router that only takes 1/4" bits (also known as a laminate trimmer) because a lot of people say the small routers are easier to handle and big enough for most purposes, the 1/4" routers are $100 to $170.
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Thanks Looked it up.

Saw that the price on the one I linked changed from the $43 to $104 - at $43 - is it equivalent/close to the set you linked?
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Thanks OP. This seems like a good price considering that there haven’t been a lot of router deals lately. For comparison a couple years back this PC router (a benchmark): https://www.amazon.ca/PORTER-CABLE-690L ... B00005QEVQ when combined with the amazon tool discount, was the same price as the Mastercraft router.

adams7 wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 6:18 pm
That router was same price around Boxing Week and has not been that low since then, so $99.99 is good. I was thinking about getting this one for the versatility, or maybe a smaller router that only takes 1/4" bits (also known as a laminate trimmer) because a lot of people say the small routers are easier to handle and big enough for most purposes, the 1/4" routers are $100 to $170.
Single speed laminate trimmers run too fast for most tasks. You should get a variable speed laminate trimmer, or do what I do and use this https://www.amazon.ca/MLCS-9400-Standar ... B001JHQ3G8.
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keyser-soze wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 8:44 pm
Thanks Looked it up.

Saw that the price on the one I linked changed from the $43 to $104 - at $43 - is it equivalent/close to the set you linked?
At $43 its probably a good set, I have never used this set. With router bits you get what you pay for, if you are not going to be using these bits every day I'm sure the $43 set will work well to see what bits you use more than others and as you break your most used bits you can replace them with better quality bits.
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nellium wrote:
Jun 1st, 2016 5:58 pm
You can go cheap with Princess auto sets. They can run from $15+

Alternatively, Busy Bee is an excellent source for Mid-high quality bits from their own brands like blue tornado/craftex to freud etc. Sets if memory serves me start at $30 with individual bits being around $3.99+

http://www.busybeetools.com/products/r- ... -r922.html
+1 for busy bee. there's a location in ottawa so I can go to pickup. great customer service, very knowledgeable and friendly.
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OP thanked. Grabbed one right after the midnight waiting for the price changed.
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1/64 depth? limits use severely, unless the 2 self-releasing collets means it can plunge beyond that?
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fakishan wrote:
Jun 3rd, 2016 10:19 am
1/64 depth? limits use severely, unless the 2 self-releasing collets means it can plunge beyond that?
Looking at the Manual, it appears to be the micro-fine depth capacity. So I guess it's like a minimum or some sort of accuracy level.
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A few years ago this router came with a fitted plastic storage case to store all the components. I looked on the box at Cdn Tire and it looks like the case is no longer included. Can anyone confirm if there is a case or not?

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