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15-Amp Router: Above-the-Table Adjustability Clarks Summit PA

Freud’s 15-amp FT3000VCE plunge router, $290, is a back-saving machine that allows you to make all your adjustments from above the table, from bit changes to height adjustments. Yes, other routers offer above-the-table adjustments, but most are smaller, 12-amp machines.

Olde Good Things
(570) 341-7668
400 Gilligan Street
Scranton, PA

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The Home Depot
(570)820-5901
41 Spring St
Wilkes-Barre, PA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Dalton Lumber And Supply Co
(570) 563-1193
Rt 6 And 11
Dalton, PA
 
Viewmont Mall
(570) 348-2300
Rt 6 & Interstate 81
Scranton, PA
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Sears Stores
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Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:8-21
Sun:10-19
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Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:8-21
Sun:10-19

Northeast Ace Hardware
(570) 457-5495
629 S Main St, Curves
Old Forge, PA
 
The Home Depot
(570)346-3471
800 Commerce Blvd
Dickson City, PA
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Justus True Value Home & Garden
(570) 587-3052
587 Justus Boulevard
Scott Township, PA
 
Kmart 3047 / Cross Merch
(570) 489-7591
1011 Scranton Carbondale Hwy
Scranton, PA
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Miscellaneous
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Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
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Monday To Friday Working Hours is :8-22 and for Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Lowe's
(570) 344-9200
901 Viewmont Drive
Dickson City, PA
Hours
M-SA 6 am - 10 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

Fastenal-Taylor
570-562-0401
510 N. Main Street Taylor, PA, 18517
Taylor, PA
 
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15-Amp Router: Above-the-Table Adjustability

15-Amp Router: Above-The-Table Adjustability

Typically, it’s difficult to use a plunge router in a router table.  That’s because you often need to remove the router from the table in order to change bits. Setting the bit’s height requires fighting the plunge springs while pushing the motor to the correct bit depth. Freud’s new 15-amp FT3000VCE plunge router, $290, is a back-saving machine that allows you to make all your adjustments from above the table, from bit changes to height adjustments. Yes, other routers offer above-the-table adjustments, but most are smaller, 12-amp machines.

In addition to its easy above-the-table use, the FT3000 has a micro-adjust dial that makes it easy to fine tune bit depth in 1/128-in. increments. This machine has variable speed (8,000-21,000 rpm) and, like many variable speed routers, soft start and electronic speed control. Variable speed is especially important when you use large diameter bits in a router table. It comes with both 1/4-in. and 1/2-in. collets, and a dust port for handheld routing. The height adjustment knob required for making adjustments from above the table is included with the machine.

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