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15-Amp Router: Above-the-Table Adjustability Westerly RI

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.

The Home Depot
(401)596-4440
120 Franklin St
Westerly, RI
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

The Home Depot
(860)848-9217
1932 Norwich-New London
Uncasville, CT
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

The Home Depot
(860)376-2047
142 River Road
Lisbon, CT
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

Mcquade's Ace Hardware
(401) 596-0302
105 Franklin St
Westerly, RI
 
Cash True Value Home Center
(860) 536-9601
9 Hendel Dr
Mystic, CT
 
Liberty Cedar, Inc.
(401) 789-6626
325 Liberty Lane
West Kingston, RI

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The Home Depot
(860)437-1900
816 Hartford Turnpike
Waterford, CT
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-10:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-8:00pm

GK Woodworking LLC (Monthly Specials - see below)
(860) 608-7514
56 Browning Rd
Griswold, CT

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Hanley & Williams Lumber Co.
(401) 596-2806
124 Oak Street
Westerly, RI
 
Holdridge True Value Hardware & H&gs
(860) 464-8400
749 Route 117
Ledyard, CT
 
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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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