June 19th, 2012, 04:08 PM
Buy the router get a free dovetail jig till June 29.
June 19th, 2012, 04:53 PM
That is a good deal - gotta talk to the wife :-)
June 19th, 2012, 05:57 PM
I bought one a while back when they included a free porter cable laminate trimmer I think it was $149 then.... not the cheapest price on a 690 then but the trimmer was less than $80 or so then.
June 19th, 2012, 07:24 PM
One thing you should know is that the current design doesn't allow you to insert as much of the shank on a long bit as compared to the older ones.
June 19th, 2012, 07:37 PM
...doesn't allow you to insert as much of the shank on a long bit as compared to the older ones.
That's true of many things in life....that's why I like the older ones. :mrgreen:
June 19th, 2012, 07:53 PM
I got really interested in buying this when I first saw it. I did a comparison on the dovetail jig, it's a 4210, to the 4212 model. Basic opinion is you're better off with the 4212. There is a template that does not come with the 4210 that does thru dovetails that you will need to buy if you want to do those. Probably still a good deal, but not as good as I originally thought. Check for yourself.
June 19th, 2012, 08:31 PM
Those jigs are pretty basic. I looked at one a few months back when Rockler was blowing them out and decided not to get it.
Plenty OK for free though.
June 19th, 2012, 09:57 PM
Decided I didn't need the jig - bought the same router from Amazon for $119.00