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Model#: PCBN7518
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Porter-Cable 7518 Speedmatic 3 1/4 Peak HP Five-Speed Router

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Features:
  • 15 Amps, AC only
  • Electronic five-speed with soft start (10000, 13000, 16000, 19000, 21,000 RPM)
  • Maintains constant speed under load
  • 1/2 in. collet
  • Auto-release collet system ends -infrozen-in bits
  • Unique design puts bottom bearing closer to work for minimum bit run-out and vibration
  • Precision machined aluminum motor housing & base
  • 100% sealed ball bearings
Includes:
  • Speedmatic 3 1/4 Peak HP Five-Speed Router - 7518
  • Base - 75361
  • 1/2 in. Collet - 42950
  • Collet Wrenches - 42596
  • Operating Manual

Specifications

Height: 11 in.
Weight: 14.5 lbs.
Amperage: 15
Base Dimensions (Fixed): 7 in. x 7 in.
Base Type: Fixed
Collet Capacity: 1/2 in.
Depth Adjustment System: Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Handle Style: D-Handle
Horsepower (Peak): 3.25
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 10,000 - 21,000
Speed Settings: 5
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
18 Reviews
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Would you recommend?
Yes (18)
Pros
Powerful (16)
Easy To Use (11)
Cons
Heavy (3)
Best Uses
Home Repair (2)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
The greatest router Ive ever had
We installed this in a table which has easy access to the underside. This makes it very stable and easy to adjust cutting height.
April 30, 2009
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Workhorse Router
Porter Cable's consistent quality is evident in this beast of a router. It is a solid workhorse that will stand up to hours of continous use. ALL my routers (8 so far) are Porter Cable
May 5, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
The Router All Others Wish They Were ...
The Porter Cable 7518 is still the router by which all others are judged. Rock solid and powerful, it is the one router that router lift manufacturers design their products around, and for good reason. It's hard to beat. Access to the collet is good, and selecting among the five well-spaced speeds couldn't be easier. Adjusting the height of the fixed base is basic and simple. It is the perfect router for use in a router table: there are none better.

Now, for the down side. Even among the benchmarks there are some negatives! First and foremost, Porter Cable has a vague idea of electronic speed control. If you bog the unit down, which DOES take some effort, it has to hunt to return to the correct speed. It's definitely not quick. This is a common complaint to which Porter Cable is apparently oblivious. The lock knob on the height adjustment has to be tightened with gorilla-like strength (or a pair of Vice-Grips). Bearing life is not stellar, although they can be serviced and replaced. The thing is darned heavy.

In short, even though the 7815 isn't perfect, it's by far the best thing out there for use in router tables and for use with router lifts. On a scale of one to ten, I would rate it a solid (and admirable) seven -- and I'm a very tough critic!
December 8, 2009
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Bought same one in the 80's
I bought the same one in the 80's and still use it . I accidently plugged it into 220v and saw sparks and a pop , but amazingly everything still works on it , including the speed proscessor . Only drawback on this model was the collet, which may have been upgrated on the newer models. Great router .
January 8, 2010
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Power House Router
I have this rounter permanently mounted in my router table. Buy without the base for this use and save a few bucks. It has more than enough power for the largest bits and has multi-speed switch so that speed can be matched with bit type and diameter. This router never lets me down.
October 20, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
GOOD ROUTER AND STRONG
THE FACT THAT IS NOT AS NOISY AS MY OTHER ROUTERS IS A BIG PLUS. IT LIVES IN MY KREG ROUTER TABLE EQUIPED WITH ROUTER LIFT. LIFE DOESN'T GET ANY BETTER.
November 1, 2011
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Monster machine
In awe by the power of the router and it's ability to cut effortlessly.
December 10, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
The only way to go
Very powerful, good price. Well built router and really the only way to go when you need a dedicated router for a table. This is a little much to handle on its own. Most all of the table manufacturers design their tables to be used with this machine. Cpo is the best, fast shipping good communication and reasonable prices.
February 25, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Excellent in every way...
I bought this Porter Cable router to replace an earlier model just like it (it must be a good router, my old one seemed to sprout legs and walk off!) In my opinion the best of the best.
November 25, 2009
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Powerful
Very good
Bought this for a new router table. It's very powerful.
April 17, 2012

Questions & Answers

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Where is this made?
Michael on Oct 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is made in Mexico.
Can I use a 3 inch panel bit and install the router in a Wolfcraft670 table?
Bob on Dec 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Porter Cable directly at 888-848-5175 for more information on cross compatibility
Will this router work with the 690 base that is attached to my table saw now?
Pete on May 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, the 690 base will only fit model #'s 6902 & 6902VS according to Porter-Cable.

Warranty

Standard Warranty - PORTER-CABLE LIMITED THREE YEAR WARRANTY (1 year for reconditioned products

PORTER-CABLE will repair, without charge, any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship for three years from the date of purchase. This warranty does not cover part failure due to normal wear or tool abuse. For further detail of warranty coverage and warranty repair information, visit www.deltaportercable.com or call (888) 848-5175. This warranty does not apply to accessories or damage caused where repairs have been made or attempted by others. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have other rights which vary in certain states or provinces.

In addition to the warranty, PORTER-CABLE tools are covered by our:

  • 1 YEAR FREE SERVICE: PORTER-CABLE will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use, for free, any time during the first year after purchase.
  • 90 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE: If you are not completely satisfied with the performance of your PORTER-CABLE Power Tool, Laser, or Nailer for any reason, you can return it within 90 days from the date of purchase with a receipt for a full refund – no questions asked.
  • LATIN AMERICA: This warranty does not apply to products sold in Latin America. For products sold in Latin America, see country specific warranty information contained in the packaging, call the local company or see website for warranty information.

To register your tool for warranty service visit our website at www.deltaportercable.com.

To obtain information on warranty performance, please write to: PORTER-CABLE CORPORATION, 4825 Highway 45 North, Jackson, Tennessee 38305; Attention: Product Service. THE FOREGOING OBLIGATION IS PORTER-CABLE'S SOLE LIABILITY UNDER THIS OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY AND UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL PORTER-CABLE BE LIABLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other legal rights which vary from state to state.