Old Methane Gas Cloud
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Huntington Beach, California
Let's see if I can do this backwards...
A Porter Cable Laminate trimmer needs 5.6 Amperes at 115 volts or approximately 630 Watts. It is rated at 1 HP (s/b 746 Watts so that's close.) The number of Watts is a good indication of work performed by the router.
Now running that same router at 18 Volts on a battery would require over 30 Amperes. (600 Watts divided by 18 Volts) Or 25 Amperes from a 24 Volt battery.
While it is theoretically possible to run a router on a battery, the size of the battery would make it very impractical.
Use the right tool for the job.
Rich (Tilting right)
Huntington Beach, California
Remember that when we have the "BIG ONE" everything east of the Rockies falls into the ocean.