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PORTER-CABLE 1-3/4 HP Router

Model # 690LR|Store SKU # 1001558547

Overview

Model # 690LR Store SKU # 1001558547

Sturdy and powerful, the Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router has a powerful 11 amp, 1-3/4 Peak HP, 27,500 RPM single-speed motor ideal for tackling a wide range of applications with accuracy and ease. Ideal for your workshop or on the job site, the dust-sealed switch, sealed ball-bearing construction and precision machined aluminum parts enhance the durability and performance of this tool for years of reliable use. With safety and convenience features, including over mold grips and an under table stop, you can expect comfortable and worry-free operation for increased production and less downtime.

  1. Cam lock lever enables simple coarse height adjustments and motor release; fixed base only
  1. Overmold grip for greater comfort and less job fatigue
  1. Under table stop prevents motor from inadvertently rotating out of base
  1. Includes: Router Motor, Fixed Base, 1/4-inch and 1/2-inch Collets, Collet Wrench and Operator's Manual
  1. 90-day money back guarantee; 1-year free service contract; 3-year limited warranty

Specifications

Dimensions

Assembled Depth (in inches)
9.87
Assembled Height (in inches)
7.24
Assembled Weight (in lbs)
9.98
Assembled Width (in inches)
9.98
Packaged Depth (in inches)
10
Packaged Height (in inches)
7
Packaged Weight (In lbs)
10
Packaged Width (in inches)
9

Details

Amps
11
Batteries Included
No
Blade Diameter (In.)
1.75
Cordless/Corded
Corded
Country of Origin
MX-Mexico
Depth Adjustment
Yes
Handheld or Stationary
Handheld
Number of Batteries Included
0
Number of Speeds
1
Power Tool Features
Depth Adjustment
Power Tool Type
Woodworking Tools
Variable Speed
No
Voltage (volts)
120

Warranty / Certifications

90 Day Money Back Guarantee, 1 Year Free Service, 3 Year Limited Warranty
1-3/4 HP RouterPORTER-CABLE 1-3/4 HP RouterSturdy and powerful, the Porter-Cable 1-3/4 HP Router has a powerful 11 amp, 1-3/4 Peak HP, 27,500 RPM single-speed motor ideal for tackling a wide range of applications with accuracy and ease. Ideal for your workshop or on the job site, the dust-sealed switch, sealed ball-bearing construction and precision machined aluminum parts enhance the durability and performance of this tool for years of reliable use. With safety and convenience features, including over mold grips and an under table stop, you can expect comfortable and worry-free operation for increased production and less downtime.
PORTER-CABLE
1001558547
CAD258
The Home Depot Canada
1-3/4 HP Router is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 46.
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Rated 5 out of 5 by from jim s. i've used porter cable routers and sanders for about 50 years. never had a single problem with a single one. i've been a profesional cabinet maker now for over 50 years.
Date published: 2021-03-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The standard for hand-held routers This router has been the standard for more than 40 years. It has all the features. Good power for its size. Accurate, high resolution depth adjustment. The easiest bit change technique ever made. The motor can be removed from the base just by loosening the base clamp and unscrewing the motor. The top of the motor is flat, allowing one to stand it upside down to change the bit. Easy change of the collets. Every kind of accessories like guide bushings and router inserts work with this router by default. There is a really nice D-handle base that works with this motor. The same collets for this router work with the 3-1/4 HP fixed base and plunge routers (also best in class rounters). There is one big problem with all Porter Cable (corded) routers: they are no longer manufactured. So sad.
Date published: 2021-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One problem As numerous online reviews have stated, one of my top cap screws sheared off at the router body immediately. With some duct tape I was able to hold the cap in place for the day to finish my job before returning it. The router worked great, plenty of power for the very large cut I was making. I have been using Porter Cable tools for 40+ years with two smaller routers and a porta-plane still running strong. Sadly the Chinese takeover of manufacturing gives these kind of results. I liked the router's ability but would recommend immediately replacing the cheap screws with grade 5 or 8 before using. Small effort for what I believe is still a great router.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 4 out of 5 by from One problem. As numerous online reviews have stated, one of my top cap screws sheared off at the router body immediately. With some duct tape I was able to hold the cap in place for the day to finish my job before returning it. The router worked great, plenty of power for the very large cut I was making. I have been using Porter Cable tools for 40+ years with two smaller routers and a porta-plane still running strong. Sadly the Chinese takeover of manufacturing gives these kind of results. I liked the router's ability but would recommend immediately replacing the cheap screws with grade 5 or 8 before using. Small effort for what I believe is still a great router.
Date published: 2020-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rating provided by a verified purchaser... Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2020-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Don't waste your money The screws that hold the black lid in place sheared apart while in use, how this happened I don't know but it could have caused a serious problem if I hadn't caught it before pushing a workpiece through. If screws that are not involved in the function of the router are shearing apart I'm not willing to continue using this router as Porter Cable obviously uses cheap or defective hardware in their tools. Ignoring the defects, this router just sucks, 27,500 rpm is dangerously fast. Every single router bit I have considered buying says "Max 24,000 rpm", that extra 3,500rpm could lead to bit failure, or from my experiences it just doesn't cut nicely. Sadly now I'm out the cost of this router and have sworn off all Porter Cable tools.
Date published: 2020-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Router - good performance and reliability I've had this router (Model 690LR) for over 15 years, and it's still going strong. Very reliable with good performance. Would highly recommend.
Date published: 2020-06-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good solid router.... Good solid router.
Date published: 2020-06-28
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will a variable speed control work on this router?

Asked by: Benny
doesn't come with one
Answered by: tony
Date published: 2020-05-06

Does it work well with a porter cable dovetail jig 4216?

Does it work well with a porter cable dovetail jig 4216?
Asked by: Gerst
yes not a problem
Answered by: tony
Date published: 2020-05-06

Will this router fight on a ryobi router table poter cable 1 3/4. HP router

Asked by: Leo
I think so the router table comes with different bases
Answered by: tony
Date published: 2020-05-06

With the range of bits available, and even for the modest range that I use, how can I buy a singl...

With the range of bits available, and even for the modest range that I use, how can I buy a single speed router, or how can anyone live with a single speed one pegged at 27,500 RPM? Seriously, I am curious. I have the P-C 895PK which is variable speed, and the cheaper single speed unit for my router table is a candidate. Thanks.
Asked by: artshow
This router is the epitome of fixed based routers. It is the go to router for homeowners and professionals alike. I have had variable speed routers before and never slowed them down. If absolutely need to slow it down, use an external speed controller.
Answered by: Steve
Date published: 2019-10-08

What is max depth - Looking at the photo it appears the max is 1/2" Can the bit go deeper than that?

What is max depth - Looking at the photo it appears the max is 1/2" Can the bit go deeper than that?
Asked by: Dick
Depending on the router bit shank you can cut depths of 2".
Answered by: John
Date published: 2019-09-01

Does this router have its own lights in the routing chamber to light current work?

Does this router have its own lights in the routing chamber to light current work?
Asked by: Gib
To my knowledge or the ones I have used there is no lighting included. You could probably attach some but I have never needed any. Great router it has been a work horse in tradeshow shops I worked in.
Answered by: Joe
Date published: 2019-03-24

compatible router table

what router tables are compatible with this router without spending a lot of money for adapters and such?
Asked by: Teddybear
I’m using portable Bosch table... if you attach PC base to table then most tables will work
Answered by: Miter45
Date published: 2019-03-22

is there really a 1/4 and 1/2 in collet in the box

I have purchased a router with the claim to have both 1/4 and 1/2 in collect in box, and only a 1/4 one inside.
Asked by: JD
Yes mine did
Answered by: Miter45
Date published: 2020-03-17
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