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LOWE'S OF ST. CHARLES, IL
630 338-4000
955 SOUTH RANDALL ROAD SAINT CHARLES, IL, 60174
Saint Charles, IL
 
Fastenal- Batavia
630-879-2782
900 Paramount Pkwy Suite A Batavia, IL, 60510
Batavia, IL
 
ABC Supply Co.,Inc/West Chicago
630-293-1222
29W581 North Ave. West Chicago, IL, 60185
West Chicago, IL
 
LOWE'S OF CAROL STREAM, IL
630 456-9004
400 WEST ARMY TRAIL CAROL STREAM, IL, 60188
Carol Stream, IL
 
ABC Supply Co. Inc./Aurora
630-801-4948
410 Rathbone Ave Aurora, IL, 60506
Aurora, IL
 
Fastenal- South Elgin
847-695-6760
250 Sundown Rd South Elgin, IL, 60177
South Elgin, IL
 
Fastenal- West Chicago
630-377-7331
2725 Norton Creek Drive, Suite B West Chicago, IL, 60185
West Chicago, IL
 
L W Meyer Inc
630-801-0234
476 Clearwater Dr. Aurora, IL, 60542
Aurora, IL
 
R&J Construction Supply- Warrenville
630-393-9020
30 W 180 Butterfield Rd Warrenville, IL, 60555
Warrenville, IL
 
Fastenal- Naperville
630-416-0903
518 W. 5th Ave Naperville, IL, 60563
Naperville, IL
 

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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