Makita 3612C 3 - 1/4 HP Plunge Router (0088381011891) Reviews
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Makita 3612C 3 - 1/4 HP Plunge Router (0088381011891)

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  • A well-designed, versatile router.

    Oct 5, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, precisely adjustable, well-designed, not too heavy, great soft start and brake.
    Cons: Switch location a bit awkward, grips get slippery, no throat-reducing plate.

    Summary: Most of my experience with routing has been with Porter Cable products, specifically their 2 hp D-handle router, which is a fine tool, and their monster 3hp, 17 lb plunge router, which is probably the all-around best large router on the market. I also ... read more

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  • I have my doubts

    Oct 10, 2004 by
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    Pros: Nothing, so far. Still to get it working
    Cons: Bad collet setup, doubtful electronics.

    Summary: This is a brand new purchase and so far I am underwhelmed. It was bought, after as much consideration as i could, including advice from Lee Valley. It seems big and powerful. But.... I am using it as a table mounted router, for use with the ... read more

  • Makita tools let down by shoddy 3rd party accessories

    Apr 16, 2004 by
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    Pros: Strong motor. Probably OK for table-mounted use only.
    Cons: Shoddy accessories make the tool useless for profesional work. UNACCEPTABLE, on this sort of tool.

    Summary: I have a 3612C router supplied with the Makita straight guide. The router itself is powerful and the electric brake stops it quickly but kicks-in so hard you need to take firm grip before releasing the switch. The vertical-adjustment a very basic, ... read more

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