Saturday, February 6, 2010

Order Now Porter-Cable 7518 Speedmatic 15 Amp 3-1/4 HP Fixed Base 5-Speed Router

Porter-Cable 7518 Speedmatic 15 Amp 3-1/4 HP Fixed Base 5-Speed Router Product Description
For the toughest routing jobs the professionals turn to the Porter-Cable 7518 Speedmatic 15 Amp fixed base five-speed router. This powerful router sports a 3-1/4 HP motor that features five speeds between 10,000 and 21,000 RPM. This model's soft-start feature reduces torque during start-up which is just one of the impressive features the 7518 boasts. Another great feature is the auto-release collet system that allows for quick and easy bit removal. This router not only has an impressive feature-set, but it also is extremely durable. Its sealed ball bearing design keeps the dust out of the vital components and increases durability. The 7518's also has integrated cast handles for increased stability during operation.

  • Gets the toughest routing jobs done with a powerful 3-1/4 HP motor with five-speeds between 10,000 and 21,000 RPM
  • Soft-starting feature reduces torque at start-up
  • Aluminum motor housing and sealed ball bearing construction increase durability
  • Measures 11 x 7 x 11 inches (LxWxH) and weighs 14-1/2 pounds
  • Includes fixed base, 1/2-inch collet, collet wrenches, and operating manual

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Wood router
I bought the Jointech cabinet maker system last spring, and this works well with it. Powerful yet variable speed makes it perfect.

Porter Cable router purchase
I did not end up completing this purchase. I purchased from another store. This was a very bad experience. I purchased this router and needed it overnighted. I was assured through email and by phone that I would have it. The next day at 4:00 I still did not have it so I called customers service. After waiting on hold for 10 minutes, I finally got somebody and they told me it was still on its way and would be here by the end of the day. I went to fedex tracking and it said they received info on the shipment but it was not picked up yet. I called back again and they assured me it would be here. After a 3rd call at 5:30, they said "oh, well I am sorry sir, would you like your overnight charge refunded". So the next morning I had to drive 3 hours away to pick up what I needed. My package finally arrived 2 days later. This situation put me in a position where I lost time, money, and bad customer service to my customers. Not happy with this at all. I understand things happen, but they could have let me know earlier in the day that my package was never shipped.

Porter Cable 7518 Comments
I am please with the perfomance of this machine o far. The only problem is

being mounted in a router table you have to keep blowind the sawdust out of the machine very ofting.

Worst collets
I have 35 routers. I owned and regulary used 7 Porter Cable routers, including 3ea. 7518s. All of the Porter Cable routers created a chattered result. The collet run-out vibration sometimes caused bits to loosen in the collet while routing. The motor arbors were fine, but all 7ea. 1/2" collets averaged .007" run-out at the top of a 1 1/2 double flutted bit. The bit was turned 180 dgrees and the collets retested at 180 dregrees, but the run-out remained the same. The worst had .015" run-out, so it was thown out. It's a shame the collets were so short and gripped bits so poorly. I'll be replacing them all.

Porter-Cable 7518 Speedmatic 15 Amp 3-1/4 Horsepower Fixed Base 5-Speed Router


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