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The name Router is ideal for a tool that does just what the name says - it routs out an area in the face of a piece of wood. The name Porter-Cable is synonymous with making quality Routers. Whether you are cutting, trimming, and shaping wood, metal plastic and a variety of other materials, Porter-Cable has a variety of router styles and Router Accessories to fit your needs. There are plunge, D handle, double knob handled and variable speed. There are many uses for routers and with the help of the multitude of jigs and various bits, they are capable of producing dovetails, mortises and tenons, moldings of infinite varieties, dados, rabits, raised panel doors and frames and much, much more.
Porter-Cable D-Handle and Dual Handle Routers are fixed based routers. They work by allowing you to set the cut depth and the bit stays at that depth throughout the entire cut. In comparison, plunge routers work by setting the bit depth, but you have to apply pressure to lower the bit to that level. These fixed based routers feature either "D" or knob style handles depending on your preference.
Do you feel that your Porter Cable 690 series router is just too big for the jobs you are doing, but you love the feel and quality of Porter-Cable routers? Then look into their line of Trim Routers. These light weight and maneuverable tools are designed for the finer projects. Take advantage of the kit deal and get an offset base for those tight corners, and an angle base for those off-kilter jobs.
A classic cliché is that, "you can't have your cake and eat it too," Porter-Cable has proven that this is not true. They have router combo kits that include both their quiet yet powerful router motors and both a fixed base and a plunge base. This way you get both the ease of use of a fixed base router and the ability of a plunge base router all in one kit. By bundling the two bases Porter-Cable has saved you precious money and given you the convenience of having two separate cases for your router.