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
Federal Way, WA
Excellent router easy to use
Great for the money, a very good deal!
San Antonio, TX
HIGH QUALITY AT A FRACTION OF COMPETITORS PRICES
I purchased this as a Christmas present for my husband. He was thrilled to get it and had to go out to the shop to try it. He loves the soft start,the dual collet and plunge base. He is looking for a table now and then the fun will begin.
router is great for everything. plunger is key
This router is powerful and get's the job done. I love the fact that you can have this router installed on a router table or you can remove it and use it with the plunge piece when you need it to use a round over bit for a project. This router is so well worth the money.
Used one time and power wire connection at circuit board caught fire. Sears refuses to replace.
I am impressed with the quality of this router. It feels very sturdy. The fact that it came with a plunge and a fixed base is pretty cool. It does only come with one plexiglass base and the center hole is not large enough to fit any large bits. I found a set of 6 of these bases at sears for $20 and bought them, now I can actually use the router to its full extent.
I bought a Craftsman router about 1 1/2 years ago. At the time I didn't have a big project going so I barely used it. Now after just getting into a project, the router failed--and I was using on OSB, so there shouldn't have much strain on it. I will never again buy a Craftsman power tool. They won't stand behind them at all.
This unit will be used primarily in my router table so the edge guide, fixed and plunge bases as well as the dust collection attachments will see little use. I have tried both bases in a free hand mode when I received the router and find them convenient and useful. What I particularly like and the reason I bought this router is the soft start and the power of the unit. Very nice. This 2.5HP ROUTER WILL BE REPLACING an older (15 years plus) Craftsman router which my new router lift will not accommodate. It too, has served me very well over many years. You can't beat Craftsman tools when it comes to reliability.
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