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Offline #3H

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Routers 1010 vs 1400
« on: August 26, 2014, 06:33 AM »
I'm in the market to add to my small router collection and the reason being, is having to build about 2 dozen dovetail drawers.   I am currently using a PC690 on a 24" Leigh jib and would prefer a lighter unit. Also a unit to use on a track to do dados on larger boards. I do have a couple PC trim routers and a 3hp Delta shaper for doing raised panels, etc.   So I think most things are pointing to the 1010 router. I know I can change my mind within the 30 days - but without having them side by side, I'm looking for someone that has been there and done it.   Thank you.
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Offline shed9

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Re: Routers 1010 vs 1400
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2014, 07:19 AM »
I have both and the 1010 is the preferred choice for me as I find it more stable and easier to control. It comes as standard with guide rail adapter which in itself can be used to add more stability to the router.

That said, the 1400 is more than competent and I suspect you won't regret either purchase.

Offline Tim Raleigh

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Re: Routers 1010 vs 1400
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2014, 07:34 AM »
Welcome to FOG Ralph.
I use my 1010 on the Leigh 24 and for making dados all the time. Great machine for both purposes.

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Routers 1010 vs 1400
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 07:41 AM »
I use the OF 1010 with my Leigh SuperJig 18.  I prefer its lightness and ease to that of the OF 1400 in this case.  You won't go wrong with either, but the OF 1010 really shines here. 

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