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BCS America
(800) 543-1040
8111 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR
United Rentals/Vancouver
(509) 489-4202
6705 NE 117th Ave Vancouver, WA, 98682
Vancouver, WA
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Portland
1835 NE Columbia Blvd Portland, OR, 97211
Portland, OR
Fastenal- Portland
8501 N. Albina Ave Portland, OR, 97217
Portland, OR
White Cap- Portland
(503) 287-4151
920 NW 229th Ave, Suite 200 Portland, OR, 97213
Portland, OR
Allied Fasteneing Supply
(360) 254-3355
3002-C NE 112th Ave Vancouver, WA, 98682
Vancouver, WA
Lowe's- E. Vancouver
360 260-2120
11413 N.E. 76th Street Vancouver, WA, 98662
Vancouver, WA
Western Tool Supply- Portland
12518 NE Airport Way Portland, OR, 97230
Portland, OR
Fastenal- Portland
14325 NE Airport Way #105 Portland, OR, 97230
Portland, OR
503 667-1005
Wood Village, OR

Digital Plunge Router



Digital readout has finally arrived on a mainstream router. This new 10-amp plunge router from Craftsman has an integrated LED screen that allows you to precisely set the depth of cut, in fractions of an inch or millimeters, without using a scale or ruler. Adjusting the depth of cut on many plunge routers can be a real hassle, but not on this machine. The Craftsman system is easy to use because it's so intuitive. As with all plunge routers, the first step is to lower the bit until it touches your workbench and engage the plunge lock lever to hold the bit in position. Next, rotate a depth-of-cut knob to lower a stop rod until it contacts the router's base. Standard procedure so far, but now comes the new, digital part. Press a zeroing button, then dial up the stop rod. As you turn this knob, the readout screen clearly indicates how deep the bit will cut, to the nearest 1/64-in. A simple twist of another knob locks the stop rod in place, and you're ready to go.
Other good features on this router include 1/4-in. and 1/2-in. collets, variable speed, soft start, a conveniently located on/off switch, and a dust shield and dust port. This router would work well in a router table, but it lacks a couple of user-friendly features. Although you get a long extension knob for setting the height of a bit from underneath the table, you can't raise the collet high enough to cha...

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