Porter-Cable 7518 Speedmatic 3 1/4 Peak HP Five-Speed Router

Porter-Cable Model: pcbn7518
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Porter-Cable 7518 Speedmatic 3 1/4 Peak HP Five-Speed Router Porter-Cable Model: pcbn7518
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Product Features & specs :

Porter-Cable 7518 Speedmatic 3 1/4 Peak HP Five-Speed Router

Details Features:
  • 1/2 in. collet
  • 15 Amps, AC only
  • Electronic five-speed with soft start (10000, 13000, 16000, 19000, 21,000 RPM)
  • Maintains constant speed under load
  • 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
What’s Included:
  • Speedmatic 3 1/4 Peak HP Five-Speed Router - 7518
  • Base - 75361
  • 1/2 in. Collet - 42950
  • Collet Wrenches - 42596
  • Operating Manual
Power Source
Corded
Base Type
Fixed
Amperage
15
UL Safety
Yes
No-Load Speed (RPM)
10000-21000
CSA Safety
Yes
Wifi compatibility
No
Handle Style
Dual Knob
Collet Capacity
1/2 in
Speed Settings
1
Bluetooth Compatibility
No
Horsepower
3.25
Voltage
120V
Motor Type
Brushed
Base Dimensions
7 in x 7 in
Depth Adjustment System
Micro-Fine Depth Adjustment
Switch Type
Toggle
Cord Length
10 ft
Speed Controls
Yes
ETL Safety
Yes
Height
11 in.
Weight
14.5 lbs.
Warranty Term
3 Year

Reviews :

4.6 / 5.0
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Yes (18)
Pros
Powerful (16)
Easy To Use (11)
Cons
Heavy (3)
Best Uses
Home Repair (2)
Repeat purchase
This is my second variable speed production router, my first 7518 I purchased in 1987 and it is a tank along with the 7539 I bought with it, both are still running strong with only brush replacement on the 7518 a couple years ago, but this newer version is to be solely used in my router lift and it is serving that role perfectly so far since February 10, 2020 it’s running and chewing through some ash and curly maple with zero effort! My only issue is that I wish PC kept manufacturing in the U.S.A. I just hope this newer version holds up to the riggers that my first one is doing.
February 23, 2020
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Not the same product is was 15 years ago
Commerical cabinet shop. used less than year. Not the same product it was 15 years ago
September 22, 2019
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I got this to replace the one I bought 20 some years ago.
July 23, 2019
Quality Equipment
Awesome, that is why I have two of them. They are both mounted on router tables for building raised panel doors. I think Porter-Cable makes good, dependable, quality equipment.
April 18, 2019
Nice router
Good product for router table and router lift.
March 22, 2019
Great Router !!
This is my second 7518 production router and I love it, I used my first 7518 router handheld for 8 or 9 years and then put it on a router table. I just bought this new one about a month ago and it is awesome ! It has new plastic handles which are really comfortable and of course it has plenty of power.
December 26, 2018
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Great Durable Router
I like the router and it has plenty of power. I have another one if something happened to this one. Currently, I use it with a router table.
September 18, 2017
Satisfied
This is my second one. The first one got destroyed because a bit broke off and fell down into the motor. My fault for not having the right size cover plate on it. I like the router and it has plenty of power. I would buy a third one if something happened to this one. I use it with a router table. Seems like it would be a little heavy for handheld.
January 12, 2017
Perfect for router table large bits
I bought it for use in my router table with a router lift. It works well especially for large bits requiring a lower RPM to work properly.
October 1, 2016
Perfect for router table large bits
I bought it for use in my router table with a router lift. It works well especially for large bits requiring a lower RPM to work properly.
October 1, 2016

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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.portercable.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.portercable.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.