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Porter-Cable 450 1.25 HP Compact Router

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  • Ergonomically designed to allow for comfortable and assured, single handed control
  • Durable 1.25HP motor delivers the power to meet the toughest applications, Fixed speed, 27,000 rpm
  • Soft-starting motor features full-time electronic feedback that maintains motor speed through the cut
  • Adjustment ring enables controlled bit depth changes to within 1/64-inch
  • Depth ring and clamping mechanism combine to ensure motor remains locked in position
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Dimensions x x 7.3 inches x 5.6 inches x 11.5 inches 5.75 inches x 8.31 inches x 8.31 inches 8 inches x 15 inches x 13 inches
Item Package Weight 5.4 pounds 5.6 pounds 4.55 pounds 8.25 pounds
Power Source corded-electric ac ac corded-electric
Special Features fixed-base compact Information not provided fixed-base
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Product Description

Ergonomically designed to allow for comfortable and assured, single handed control . Durable 1.25HP motor delivers the power to meet the toughest applications. Soft-starting motor features full-time electronic feedback that maintains motor speed through the cut. Adjustment ring enables controlled bit depth changes to within 1/64". Depth ring and clamping mechanism combine to ensure motor remains locked in position. Large, low-pressure spindle lock button allows for comfortable, single wrench bit changes.

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Technical Details

Part Number 450
Item Weight 5.4 pounds
Product Dimensions 11.2 x 7.1 x 5.4 inches
Origin Mexico
Item model number 450
Color Gray
Power Source corded-electric
Voltage 120 volts
Item Package Quantity 1
Special Features fixed-base
Batteries Included? No
Batteries Required? No
Warranty Description 2 year warranty

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ASIN B0046A8V4C
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4.3 out of 5 stars 29 customer reviews

4.3 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #33,181 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#41 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Routers
Shipping Weight 5.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First Available October 27, 2010

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Overall this is a great little router. The ergonomics are great. It is comfortable to hold and easy to maneuver. There is plenty of power and the soft start motor is really nice. The electronic technology that keeps the router running at speed under load works as advertised. I have most of the available accessories and they are great too.

Here is why I rate it 4 stars instead of 5:

1. No variable speed. Believe it or not this matters. Many times I could have made a really good cut a perfect cut if I could have slowed the motor. Making light cuts helps when the application allows.
2. D-base not standard. If you buy this router instead of its yellow cousin order the D base too. It is a real help when doing fine edge work.

This is not a criticism but it is something else to consider if your budget only allows for one router - you can get just about any bit you want in a 1/2" shank. For smaller bits that only come in 1/4" shanks you can change to a 1/4" collet in the bigger routers. This router only takes 1/4" shank bits.
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This is the perfect marriage between the 1.5 horse standard size and the smaller trim routers. It is smaller in size but with the full circumference base housing leaving no chance for flexing or varying depth which has been a problem with the half circumference base housings of the small trim routers.It also has the proper base plate for the template collar rings for doing door and jamb dapping.
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Needed a smaller router for laminate edge trimming. Also ran into need where in a tight space my standard size Porter-Cable router with its diameter would not fit. This smaller router did the job. Would highly recommend this product.
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I'm a sub contractor, and bought this to mortise door hinges and latch and strikes on new blank doors. Works well, is light, powerful, gets the job done quick and neatly. If this one got lost or stolen, I would buy the same router again.
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We use many of these routers in our shop. They hold up very well. Easy to adjust on the fly. We actually replace brushes because they wear out with the amount of use these get. We have not had any other repairs on these routers yet.
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plenty of power, the table could be a bit larger, but I'll fix that. I have small hands and I find it comfortable. Well worth the price!
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By Duha on April 24, 2014
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This is a very convenient size of router to use one handedly. The soft start of Porter Cable products is really great.
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I'm a contractor & designer, Porter Cable is my choice , and I have about dozen or so...ranging from the trim routers to the 3 1/2 HP plunge units.
This was a new design, I was purchasing several 7310 3/4 Trim routers, and ordered one of these to give it a try...
I like the size... though I still have use for my 1 1/2 HP s and the D handle 1 3/4 HP's models , I think I'll get a few more of these as they are very handy in the shop.
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