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Model#: SKLN1830
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Skil 1830 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Kit with Soft Start

  • Skil 1830 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Kit with Soft Start
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Details

Features:
  • Soft Start technology - For smoother start-ups and increased motor life
  • 1/2 in. collet capacity - For larger profile applications
  • Micro-fine depth adjustment - For precise depth measurements
  • Dual position on/off switch - For user convenience and better control
  • Quick-clamp release lever - For easy motor adjustments and removal
  • Depth rod & adjustable turret - For repeatable plunge routing applications
  • LED SiteLight - For improved visibility and powered tool alert
  • Variable speed - To match user application
  • Soft grip handles - For improved comfort and support
Includes:
  • 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Kit w/ Soft Start - 1830
  • Aluminum Fixed Base
  • Aluminum Plunge Base
  • Chip Deflector
  • 1/4 in. Collet Adapter
  • Collet Wrench
  • Carrying Bag

Specifications

Amperage: 10
Base Dimensions (Fixed): 6 in. x 6 in.
Base Dimensions (Plunge): 7 in. x 7 in.
Base Opening: 2 in.
Base Type: Fixed / Plunge
Collet Capacity: 1/2 in.
Cord Length: 6 ft.
Depth Adjustment System: Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Handle Style: Dual Knob
Horsepower (Peak): 2.25
No-Load Speeds (RPM): 10,500 - 25,000
Plunge Depth: 2 in.
Speed Controls: Dial
Speed Settings: Variable
Switch Type: Toggle
Voltage: 120V

Recommendations

Reviews

4.3 / 5.0
48 Reviews
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1 Star
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Would you recommend?
Yes (44)
No (3)
Pros
Easy To Use (41)
Powerful (39)
Best Uses
Home Repair (25)
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
2.25 HP Skil Router
I'm an avid DIY'er and love seeing a finished product, so, I decided to get deeper into the woodworking realm, and decided on a not too expensive router to learn on. Got this router, a few bits, and started making sawdust. Probably put 20 hours on it the first 2 weeks I had it, making joints (rabbet mostly) and doing edgework. For starters I'm only using cheaper/ softer wood (again, I want to learn inexpensively) so my opinion isn't fully formed. Saying that, I'm pretty happy with the 1830. I'm using low/ mid range bits but have yet to burn or tear wood. The power seems over the top and for pine and some oak, easily cuts through it. I have great visibility with the plunge or fixed base. It accepts 1/2 and 1/4 bits and the colette is pretty easy to open/close/lock. Trust me, I've changed a lot of bits already :) The handles were much more comfortable than I first thought by looking at it, and it's good having 2 on/off switches. The depth adjustment nob it pretty straightforward and works well. Love the LED light when you plug it in. Overall, love it and would highly recommend it to any of my friends.
June 11, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
A do it yourselfer best buy
Used in router table, & impressed with power and location of on/off switch & fine hieght adjustment.
February 14, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Works Great. Looks like I just bought it
Right now I'm using it with my Bosch Router table with the fixed base. Works great.
March 15, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
I would buy from CPO again.
I needed to do household jobs with the router. It will serve my needs well.
July 15, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Skil 21/4 router
Well, this router will be a nice addition to my shop. Haven't used the plunge base yet but if it preforms as well as the fixed base, I can't wait.
July 25, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
WOrks well
Switch from base to plunger in secounds Have used with 1/2 inch and 1/4 inch collet. Variable speed and soft start work well.
August 8, 2012
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
2-1/4 HP Skil Router Review
The easy open/close clamp makes adjustments up and down very quick and easy.Very unique idea.The larger than normal opening around the bit,along with the built in base light makes it much easier to see your cuts as you work.That was a big selling point for me.
April 16, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Skil Router Kit
I'm a casual do-it-Yourselfer, a beginner to say. So far, My uses of this router are from basic edging of tables and shelves. I've never owned a router till i purchased this combo kit. It's been a good router so far. You get a plunge and fixed base router, so having the two for the price is big plus. It's also nice because you get a carry case to keep it in good condition over time when not using it. I can't say much about it's power due to it being my first router kit, but it hasn't failed me yet in routing tasks. The only flaw so far is the plunge feature tends to stick at times and can be tough to get back to normal position. Overall, I recommend this kit for beginners(like myself) and even experienced users.
April 29, 2013
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Best Uses
Home Repair
Flexible Skil
The refurbished Skil 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Kit with Soft Start from CPO is no disappointment. The tool is well-made, works perfectly, and the plunge/fixed base feature is quite handy. The tool bag provided is a very nice perk, even though my router is most often table mounted. I am consistently impressed with the value and quality of CPO refurbished tools. My purchases have all been indistinguishable from new, so much so that I only purchase new tools when refurbished units are not available from CPO. I would not hesitate to give the tools as gifts. Delivery is very prompt. I can't comment on customer service as I have never had a need to contact them. Pricing is fair and periodic promotions make for even greater value.
April 7, 2014
Recommendations
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Pros
Easy To Use
Powerful
Reconditioned Unit was a Great Deal
got the Skil 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Kit w/ Soft Start as a Reconditioned Unit thru CPO. delivery was on time. price savings was about a garfield bill!! unit came in great shape - but obviously used due to sawdust in the unit. this is my first time using a router - and it was easy to use. love the 2 led lights that keep your cutting edge lit! the soft start feature built in was a true plus so the starting torque didn't take the unit away from you. for the price to have both a fixed base and a plunge base router all in 1 unit with a carring bag that will hold it all plus a small assortment of router bits - it is great. the Skil 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Kit w/ Soft Start easily accommodates 1/2" router bits and with the 1/4" collect adapter - you can use the smaller ones too! grip with the rubber coated handles was great. Only downside here was the dust collector hoods are not included and only available thru the manufacturer for $45 (ras131 & ras132). looking forward to many years of use on home woodworking projects with the Skil 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Kit w/ Soft Start!
August 13, 2015

Questions & Answers

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as I read the spects, this router comes with a 1/2 in collet and an adapter to chuck a 1/4 in bit into the 1/2 in collet.

so I can use both 1/2in and 1/4 in bits with this router as it is shipped?
mpete53 on Jul 20, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, both 1/2 and 1/4 bits can be used with model SKLN1830
will this work with an 1181 Bosch router table, and will it accept a 3.5 inch bit?
bigrob on Nov 16, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It will work only with the fixed base.Yes,it will accept that size bit.

New Vs. Reconditioned

What's the difference between New and Factory-Reconditioned?

Factory-Reconditioned products have been returned to the manufacturer and are restored to like-new operating condition; they go through a rigorous testing and inspection process. Plus, they offer a significant savings vs. new.
  • Reconditioned products may have minor cosmetic blemishes or scratches that do not affect item performance.
  • Reconditioned products may not come with all of the consumables the new version comes with (bits, sanding pads/papers, cases, etc.).
  • Both come with a manufacturer warranty and are covered by our Money Back Guarantee; New is 30 days, Reconditioned is 60 days.
Condition: New Factory Reconditioned
Features: Same Same
Specs: Same Same
Includes: 2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Kit w/ Soft Start - 1830,
Aluminum Fixed Base,
Aluminum Plunge Base,
Chip Deflector,
1/4 in. Collet Adapter,
Collet Wrench,
Carrying Bag
2-1/4 HP Combo Base Router Kit w/ Soft Start - 1830-RT,
Aluminum Fixed Base,
Aluminum Plunge Base,
Chip Deflector,
1/4 in. Collet Adapter,
Collet Wrench,
Carrying Bag
Availability: Out of Stock Out of Stock
Warranty: 1 Year Limited 1 Year Limited

Warranty

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