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Fastenal- Iowa City
319-338-7299
2228 Heinz Road Unit A Iowa City, IA, 52240
Iowa City, IA
 
LOWE'S OF CORALVILLE, IA
319 545-8300
2701 2ND STREET CORALVILLE, IA, 52241
Coralville, IA
 
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/Des Moines
515-265-6135
2200 E. Euclid Ave. Des Moines, IA, 50317
Des Moines, IA
 
Acme Tools-Des Moines
515-244-4189
629 SW 9th Street DES MOINES, IA, 50309
Des Moines, IA
 
Carlson Systems- Grimes
515-986-5287
1851 Destination Drive Grimes, IA, 50111
Grimes, IA
 
White Cap- Iowa City
(319) 337-4681
2003 S. Gilbert Street Iowa City, IA, 52240
Iowa City, IA
 
Gierke-Robinson Co- Dubuque
319 556 1185
Highway 20 West Dubuque, IA, 52003
Dubuque, IA
 
Fastenal- Keokuk
319-524-2815
3533 Main Street Suite 2 Keokuk, IA, 52632
Keokuk, IA
 
Fastenal- Creston
641-782-2654
805 South Abell Creston, IA, 50801
Creston, IA
 
Fastenal- Sioux City
712-252-0800
2122 4th St Sioux City, IA, 51101
Sioux City, IA
 

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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