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Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR

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$159.99
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4.5

(29 reviews)

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Product Information:

  • 11 Amp motor producing 1-3/4 Peak HP
  • 27,500 rpm single speed motor
  • Cam lock lever enables simple coarse height adjustments and motor release
  • Micrometer depth adjustor accurate to 1/128"
  • Dust-sealed switch and sealed ball bearing construction enhance tool durability
  • Precision machined aluminum motor housing & base
  • Auto-release collet system enables simple bit removal
  • Collets included to accept 1/4" and 1/2" shank bits
  • Under table stop prevents motor from inadvertently rotating out of base
  • Overmolded rubber handles provide a comfortable and secure grip
  • Power: 120 VAC, 25-60 HZ
  • Horsepower: 1-3/4 HP
  • Amps: 11 Amps
  • No Load Speed: 27,500 rpm
  • Motor Diameter: 3-1/2"
  • Collets: 1/4" & 1/2"
  • Base: 5-3/4" Round
  • Length: 12"
  • Width: 5-1/2"
  • Height: 8-5/8"
  • Weight: 8 lbs
  • The 690LR includes Router motor, Fixed base, 1/4" & 1/2" collets, Collet wrenches, Operating manual.
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    4.7

    (based on 29 reviews)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (23)
    • Good grip (22)
    • Good power output (21)
    • Easy to store (15)
    • Good safety features (11)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (29)
    • Home repair (9)
    • In the field (6)
    • Gifts (2)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (23), Professional (5)

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    4.0

    Warning Sub-base center hole too small!

    By  TXdude

    from Austin Texas

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Good Grip
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Requires 2 5

    Best Uses

    • Custom Wood working
    • Home Repair
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR :

    This is a high quality router, but has practical design flaws. The unit is sold with a sub-base that has a center hole that is too small for its own factory supplied collets. The collet will hit the base when retracted. Larger bits (with a circumference larger than 1.25") can get dangerously caught between the sub-base and the collet rotating edge. Secondly, the control switch is poorly located on the upper motor housing. I would recommend you choose carefully depending on your intended use. You will be disappointed if you are using bits with any portion of the contour larger than 1.25" Diameter. You must purchase PCbl 2.5" sub-base part number 42188 to get around the sub-base issue as an option.

     
    5.0

    More the same, yet more the difference

    By  JBarleycorn

    from Bryte, California

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None That I've found

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR :

    My years old 690 (6902 type 5), is rated at 10 amps and has a maximum (unloaded) speed of 23.00 R.P.M., while my new 690LR (6902 Type 8) is rated for 11 amps at 27,500 R.P.M.. The two, while quite similar, do have noteworthy differences: The On/Off Toggle Switch has been replaced with a rubber covered Rocker Switch; The Air Intake vents and diameter have been changed (a bit narrower and smaller respectively); The collets appear almost the same, except that the chamfering (edge breaking) on the bit end is almost nonexistent; The old #1000 Fixed Base has hard plastic handles, round in cross section, while the new #1000 Fixed Base has egg shaped, softer textured handles. The R.P.M. difference inclines me to believe I should use the slower one for ½" diameter shanked, and/or larger bits and the faster one for ¼" shanked and/or smaller diameter ones. As to reliability? It's a Porter Cable, how could it not be?

     
    4.0

    Definately would recommend to a friend!

    By  Easy Steve

    from Winthrop, Maine

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Limited bit sized used

    Best Uses

    • In The Field
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR :

    Wide set handles insure good downward pressure over workpiece. Slight modification was needed to base plate in order to use a 1/2" round over bit. Well worth the money.

     
    5.0

    Woodcraft is great to work with.

    By  Dave

    from Arcanum, Ohio

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Repair
    • In The Field
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR :

    Porter Cable has always been dependable tools.

     
    5.0

    Great router

    By  John

    from North East,Maryland

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Repair
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR :

    Will be using This rout in my shop as well as helping my son do so remodeling.

     
    4.0

    Great for the price

    By  Harold the Builder

    from Southern NJ

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Repair
    • In The Field
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR :

    Good use for a router table

     
    5.0

    Great combo and very good price

    By  walley

    from WV

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR :

    Makes great looking dovetails my first try was oustanding just take your time .

     
    5.0

    A great mid-sized router...

    By  erniemarc

    from Hollywood, FL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Good Safety Features
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Repair
    • In The Field
    • In The Workshop
    • Use as a power tool
    • Use in router table

    Comments about Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR :

    I already have a 690 with a plunge base, yet they are so affordable having a back-up is possible. This unit is very economical for CNC router tables too.

     
    5.0

    Great Product

    By  Woodmiser

    from Reno, Nevada

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Safety Features
    • I love Poter products
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Field
    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR :

    I bought this unit for my router table and it will fit the light duty work I do very nicely.

     
    4.0

    ok

    By  wood sliver

    from kingsford,mi

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router, Model 690LR :

    could have bought this at grizzly for [$] instead of your [$]

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