This is a second hand router that I would like to buy. I am not sure if by the description on the package this is a plunge router or not enter image description here


Yes, this is a plunge router. Note in particular the second photo,which shows the adjustable depth stop rod and the turret beneath it which allows progressively stepping the bit deeper in successive passes until it reaches the intended depth.

The fact that the base is attached via two smooth rods that guide the plunge also makes this fairly obvious.

  • how about fixed router? Can we say it is a fixed router? If it came with a table (combo) does it make it a fixed router too ? – MiniMe May 9 '16 at 0:41
  • Plunge routers can be "fixed" at a certain height, but as answered, it really is a plunge router... Table doesn't change anything. – Aloysius Defenestrate May 9 '16 at 1:34
  • Yes I marked the question as valid but I was curious if this is a fixed router as well. What exactly would make a router fixed? – MiniMe May 9 '16 at 1:41
  • Above I meant the answer – MiniMe May 9 '16 at 2:56
  • @user2059078: a fixed router would have virtually no provision for adjusting the depth of cut while operating. They are essentially high speed motors with handles and that's mostly it. Do image searches for plunge and fixed router and you should see some common differences. – whatsisname May 9 '16 at 3:30

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