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White Cap- Iowa City
(319) 337-4681
2003 S. Gilbert Street Iowa City, IA, 52240
Iowa City, IA
 
LOWE'S OF CORALVILLE, IA
319 545-8300
2701 2ND STREET CORALVILLE, IA, 52241
Coralville, IA
 
Acme Tools- Cedar Rapids
319-363-2211
1943 Blairs Ferry Rd NE Cedar Rapids, IA, 52402
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Fastenal- Marion
319-377-5928
1100 44th Street Marion, IA, 52302
Marion, IA
 
Campbell Supply Co/Sioux City
712 252 6120
2650 Bridgeport Drive Sioux City, IA, 51111
Sioux City, IA
 
Fastenal- Iowa City
319-338-7299
2228 Heinz Road Unit A Iowa City, IA, 52240
Iowa City, IA
 
Fastenal- Cedar Rapids
319-363-3942
825 33rd Ave SW Cedar Rapids, IA, 52404
Cedar Rapids, IA
 
Gierke-Robinson Co- Dubuque
319 556 1185
Highway 20 West Dubuque, IA, 52003
Dubuque, IA
 
PUCKETT TOOLS & EQUIPMENT/Waukee
515-987-3814
16180 Laurel Street Waukee, IA, 50263
Waukee, IA
 
Fastenal- Mt. Pleasant
319-986-6626
1105 W. Washington St Mt Pleasant, IA, 52641
Mt Pleasant, 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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