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Craftsman  12-amp, 2-hp Fixed/Plunge Base Router with Soft Start Technology

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Reg Price: $119.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Product Overview:
Item Weight (lbs.): 13
RPM: 25000
Variable Speed: Yes
Color:
Color/Finish: Black/silver
Motor-Engine:
Amps: 12.0
Speed Capability: 6 speeds
Convenience:
Dust Blower: Yes
General Features:
Collet Chuck Size: 1/4 and 1/2 in.
Cutting Tool:
Micro Depth Adj.: Yes
Plunge Lock Control: Yes
Type:
Type: Fixed/Plunge
Package Includes:
Package Contents: Worklight, Wrench, Cutting Guide

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Product Description

The 12-Amp Base Router with Soft Start Technology

The Craftsman 2 hp dual base router powers through the toughest tasks while delivering a maximum speed of 25000 RPM. Six variable speed adjustments adjust from veneer to soft to hardwoods and plastics, while the ergonomic handles help limit vibration, even after hours on the job.

This 12 amp base router with soft start technology allows you to switch between a plunge and fixed bases fast, so you can swap from trim routing to carving dados, without wasting time. Equipped to work with ¼ and ½ in. collets, built tough and powered by a 2 hp motor, this router is ready for anything. Toss it on your workbench, and get to work with Craftsman.

  • Craftsman 2 hp dual base router includes :1/2 and 1/4-in. collets, 2 router bases, edge guide, 2 vac adapters, wrench and case
  • Easy portability gets the job done anywhere
  • Soft start slowly increases speed to help eliminate router take-off
  • Permanently sealed motor with 6 variable speeds from 10,000 to 25,000 rpm and electronic feedback control to ensure proper rpm for different bit sizes
  • Dual full-view window and front/rear chip deflectors deliver clear visibility

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Added on March 05, 2011

 

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32 Reviewers (73.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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woodshopteacher
Nov 22 , 2012
Very nice router for the price. It can easily compete with all others.
I am a woodworking teacher and I bought this router to compare it to others. I like to use different brand name tools so that my students can compare them for future purchase. This is the first Craftsman power tool that I have purchased for my shop. I am very impressed with this router. It has all of the features of routers that cost up to twice what it does and more. I like the LED light, the locking lever on the plunge base, the interchangable bases with an indexing pin, and much more. The only thing that could be different is that there is no removeable center on the base plate to accomidate larger bits. I made an extra base for my router, with some plexiglass that I had, and cut a larger hole. I do wish that tool companies would sponsor highschool woodshops with free tools so that students could experience them and become future customers. Funds for schools are very tight, I get about 1/4th the budget that I had in 1986 when I first started teaching.
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botthebuilder
Jan 12 , 2013
overzealous base install
barely out of the box and i go to install it on my Craftsman 21829 table saw but one of the screws on the base is on so tight, the plastic is cracked and sure enough, it's now a round hole instead of a Philips. the other two screws came out with a huge struggle. not sure if there's a reason to have it THAT tight but now the base is stuck and i'm out to get a replacement base plate so i can cut the stuck one off and extract the screw. for a guy that has little time to work on projects, i was thrilled when this happened. if no replacement, it's going back. UPDATE: i was able to resolve the issue w/ the base, by myself, by spinning the plate off around the damaged screw. i will replace that screw, by myself, and, by myself, will correctly install it when i need the base again. last Craftsman product i purchase. thank you and goodbye.
 

Niku

San Diego, CA

Mar 26 , 2014
via sears.com
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I was unable to get Sears/Craftsman to identify a part on this router.

Over a two day period, I talked to more than ten people at Sears/Craftsman in order to identify the name and usage of a prominent part on this router. I failed. I could never find anyone who could help me. Since I have never used a router , and since I don't want to injure myself or damage the machine, I'll have to keep looking.


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lmarsh

Elyria, OH

Mar 2 , 2014
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Excellent Router

I purchased this router to support my revived hobby of woodworking. I've been pretty impressed with the power of this router. It can be attached to a router table, or used manually with either the plunger or fixed base.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 13 , 2014
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The Best Value Around

Router bit adjustment above table. Vertical movement (no rotation of body). Easy release and drop from table when used with plunge assembly. Release of screws was easy using reverse drill driver and modest clutch action. The light, soft start and adjustable speed are very desirable features. the Plunge assembly will also allow over table adjust, although I prefer leaving the fixed base assembly at the table. I "studied" a lot regarding routers (a newbie).... I really like this unit. I use it with the aluminum router table. Highly recommended.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DvdMntgmry

Payson, UT

Feb 12 , 2014
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Excellent Value

Lots of bang for your buck. Very solid feel, great power. I looked for a long time and didn't find anything else that had this good of amp/hp AND came with two bases. Very excited about this purchase! (As is my neighbor who can't wait ti borrow it.)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rockcntrymusic

Phoenix, AZ

Feb 12 , 2014
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worked great the first time

I used this to route some door hinge and strike plate mortices for the first time using a Sears kit, and it worked great. The only complaint was the manual and how it described the process of setting the depth of the router bit. It referred to two diagrams with letter labeled parts, but did not state which diagram it referred to when stating the part letter, and both diagrams had the same parts labeled with different letters. Also, the steps were slightly wrong. It said to lock the base and then to adjust the fine adjust ****, which can't be adjusted with the base locked, then said to lock it again later. I had to study this for an hour to make sense out of it. Other than that it is a great router.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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TNFlyboy

Canton, GA

Feb 5 , 2014
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Great combo at a good price

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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AmateurCarpenter

Barre, VT

Feb 1 , 2014
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Good Purchase - easy to use - Works great creating moldings

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Buckspunhe

Elmwood Park, NJ

Jan 24 , 2014
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Nice Router BUT

I like this router, But it will be going back for a replacement. After finishing about 4" of a 12" piece the speed slows to a point that it almost stops. Turning it off and on again regains the speed but after another inch or two does the same thing.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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itmeangel

Ocala, FL

Dec 12 , 2013
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Good price for the tool

Husband loves this

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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kb3hbn

Cranberry Twp, PA

Dec 4 , 2013
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Works great!!

This router can do everything that I need and more. Down side, a hard shell case would have been much nicer than a padded nylon soft side bag.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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