Craftsman 14-amp, 2.5-hp Fixed/Plunge Base Router with Soft Start TechnologyItem# 00927680000 | Model# 27680
Specifications & Dimensions
|Item Weight (lbs.):||16|
|Speed Capability:||9 speeds|
|Collet Chuck Size:||1/4 and 1/2 in.|
|Micro Depth Adj.:||Yes|
|Plunge Lock Control:||Yes|
|Package Contents:||Worklight, Wrench, Cutting Guide|
Ratings & Reviews
14-Amp Base Router with Soft Start Technology Makes A Versatile Addition to the Workshop
This Craftsman 2.5-hp Fixed/Plunge router makes woodworking projects like cutting profiles, duplicating shapes and trim edging fast and easy. Use it in fixed mode for a set depth cut, or plunge mode for more intricate woodworking like cutting mortises, dadoes and incised letters.
Available with 1/4 inch and 1/2 inch collets, this 14-amp base router with soft start technology can be used for an array of projects. With 9 variable motor speeds, you can set the pace to best deal with soft and hard woods, plastics and composite materials easily. Dual full-view window, front/rear chip deflectors and dust extraction hoods keep work clean and safe, while the lighted cutting area helps you keep an eye on every cut, for dependable accuracy. A solid tool, built to deliver precise results plug it in and get the next job done right, with Craftsman.
- Craftsman 2.5-hp Fixed/Plunge Router has a speed range from 10,000 to 25,000 rpm
- Permanently sealed motor with 9 variable speeds and electronic feedback control help prevent bogging down when the load increases
- Includes 1/2 and 1/4-in. collets, 2 router bases, edge guide, dust extraction hoods, wrench and case
- Item Weight:15.5 lbs.
- This versatile router comes with a 1 year warranty from Craftsman
Added on March 05, 2011
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Most Helpful Reviews
I would give this more stars, but I had to re-manufacture the base plate. The opeing is only 1.25 inches. Many of the router bits that do 1/2 or more won't fit. These are the router bits that you BUY a 2.5hp router for.
The 14-amp router is easy to use. it works great nice and smooth does not kick back. The plunge and stationary bases are easy to switch out. Can't wait to use tit for many more projects.
This was a birthday present and when he opened it, he said it was just the one he had been looking at for himself. He has used it a couple times now and seems to love it.
Router performs well, it will go at the speed it wants it to but there are recommendations for the size of the bit. The base plate has to be milled out in order to fit bigger bits, didn't take that long to do.
My first three projects used the fixed base on templates fastened to vertical workpieces. So, how do turn the machine on and off without turning loose of one of the handles? Nose? Too big. Tongue? Not on electrical. I finally rigged up a foot on/off switch. Would have rated this router excellent if it had a handle power switch. CJH
Got this for christmas just now got warm enough to use it ran about 100 pieces of oak flooring through it average length about 30 inches no complaints love the through the table height adjustment.
I was a little worried about this router given the price but so far the router has been great. I use it with the Craftsman Premium aluminum die cast router table and together they work great. This router makes grooves and rabbets without issue. If you are looking for an inexpensive set up that delivers good quality results this router works great. The router and the table purchased together add up to about 350-400 bucks depending if there is a sale. I have not used the router out of the table so i cant comment on that but for under the table this is the way to go if you are on a budget.
The router works as advertised. Excellent piece of machinery. Also fits the craftsman table perfectly. Makes any job or project a snap. One issue is that it comes with only one face plate and it only fits the smaller bits. You have to buy the other face plates if you want to use the bigger bits. They come in a pack of 10ea to fit the different bits. Last, you have to take the router out of its stand in order to change the bits. This is time consuming if you are using multiple bits.
I purchased this router to go with the Premium Die Cast Aluminum Router Table. I currently have six different routers and this one is better than my $300 Bosch plunge router. This router is absolutely fantastic and for the money it is an incredible buy. I love the slow start and with 2.5 hp that is a real plus. I also like the LED lights, they really light up the work surface. Great router at a great price!
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