This is a 1600W plunge router which has been superseded by the very similar model PRG-632VK. This older model can present a serious SAFETY HAZARD to the user (see below). Hopefully the later model has had it rectified. Buyers should check carefully. It features a "soft" start (which makes it more controllable), lock-off switch, spindle lock, micrometer depth adjustment, variable speed, depth rod, guide fence, dust extractor port and cover, template guide, centering pin, 10 carbide bits, 12.7mm and 6.4mm collets, and spanner, all in a heavy case.... It is a powerful router which is definitely on the upper edge of handiness at a weight of 3.25Kg. Many users would immediately mount it to a router table for this reason. The router bit selection is good, with bits for just about any profile or trimming task. The collet lock bar is made from thin sheet metal, and it will deform if the collet spanner is used with any great force. This means the collet cannot be effectively tightened any more. Unfortunately this is just what a user will tend to do, because the supplied 12.7mm collet bore is about 0.1mm oversized for the supplied router bits, meaning that there is insufficient retaining grip on the bit when in the collet. The bit therefore tends to slide out when rotating, which not only ruins the job, but presents a serious SAFETY HAZARD to the user (imagine a sharp router bit rotating at 25000 RPM, flying out of the tool). This can be easily fixed by applying a turn of sticky tape to the the plain shank of the router bit, but such should not be needed.
|Category||Routers / Cutout Tools|
|Release date||Nov 2009|
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