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Porter-Cable 2-1/4 HP VS Router Kit, Model 895PK

Item #826473
$299.99
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4.0

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Product Information:

Porter-Cable 2-1/4 HP VS Router Kits Model 895PK. Powered by a 2-1/4 HP, 12 Amp variable-speed motor with electronic-feedback circuitry that provides constant speed: 10,000 - 24,000 RPMs. An auto spindle lock and collet access from above the router table enables you to change bits without removing the motor.
With the included Height Adjustment Accessory, you can now lock, unlock, and adjust the bit height from above the table.
  • Dual-position on/off switch with automatic bit-changing lock-"off"
  • Macro-height lever for coarse adjustments and tool-less motor release
  • Fine depth settings to 1/128" with micro-adjustment knob
  • Plunge base features thumb rotating stop turret, brass bushings, finger adjustable micro-depth stop, and through the base dust collection
  • Includes:
  • Router motor
  • 2 Bases
  • 1/4" collet
  • 1/2" collet
  • Collet wrench
  • Height adjuster
  • Carrying Case
  • Operating manual
  • California Residents: Click here for Proposition 65 information.

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    4.0

    (based on 4 reviews)

    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good grip (3)
    • Easy to store (2)
    • Easy to use (2)

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In the workshop (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual do-it-yourselfer (2)

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    2.0

    Disapointing

    By  Carve

    from Philadelphia, PA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy adjustment
    • Many accessories
    • Nice Plunge Base

    Cons

    • Base Not Flat Factor
    • Plastic Handles Break
    • Typical Junk Pc Case

    Best Uses

    Comments about Porter-Cable 2-1/4 HP VS Router Kit, Model 895PK :

    I may have just got a lemon but the one I have is junk. The fixed base is not flat (from the factory). I never dropped it. Two of the four plastic handles have broken. The pin locks the shank broke.

     
    5.0

    Great router. Was not dissapointed.

    By  AmishEskimoNinja

    from New Mexico

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Good Grip
    • Powerful

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 2-1/4 HP VS Router Kit, Model 895PK :

    Bought this and an upcut spiral bit to do some mortises. Works great for that. I wasn't sure about the dust evac system when I bought it, but it actually works quite well. The port is kind of a weird size, but I made it work. This version of the router is "table ready" and I will probably take advantage of that with makeshift table. Basically all you need is a board and a fence. The stuff in the kit does the rest.

     
    5.0

    Excellent Router

    By  Woodsmith

    from Georgia

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Store
    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip
    • Plunge and Fixed bases

    Cons

    • Bit lock hard to use
    • No Light

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 2-1/4 HP VS Router Kit, Model 895PK :

    First of all, I really like this router. This tool is well designed, well balanced and works very well for me. It is an especially good setup for getting started with router work. Having both plunge and fixed bases gives you the best of both worlds without having to invest in two routers. The motor starts and runs very smoothly. I ended up investing in the dust-sucking handle as a separate investment. I dislike the little button that stops the rotation of the shaft during bit changes. I find the button is too small and is somewhat hard to hold down while turning a wrench to tighten or loosen the bit nut. Maybe I am a little picky, but I also would have liked a light on the tool. Overall, though this is an excellent tool.

     
    4.0

    First one failed

    By  Heptan

    from Gig Harbor, Wa

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Good Grip

    Cons

    Best Uses

    • In The Workshop

    Comments about Porter-Cable 2-1/4 HP VS Router Kit, Model 895PK :

    First one received did not work. Woodcraft was very good and fast in replacing it and the second one works fine. Used in my small shop in a horizontal router table. Works great and expands the ease of doing things with a router. Have 3 setups now to do most anything.

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