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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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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adams7 wrote: 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?
Just bought one and it does not come with a case
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adams7 wrote: 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?
No, they no longer come with a plastic case
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I've got the dewalt one with no variable speed control. When working with soft wood it would always leave rip marks and leaving me to hand sand later on. Will the variable speed fix that issue?
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CarsonKT wrote: I grabbed this set last month https://www.amazon.ca/MLCS-8377-15-Piec ... outer+bits

I believe MC Maximum 40pc set will go on sale at the same time
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/maxim ... p.html#srp

good thing is, it carries lifetime exchange warranty, but most of them are 1/4 shank
MC Maximum 40pc set is On Sale Price of : $89.49 , is this a good price for MC Maximum 40pc set ? Thanks for your inputs and feedback.

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