At first I thought it was just another unfounded rumor, but after talking to a number of suppliers and outlets, it appears to be true. Porter Cable is no longer going to produce routers. Sales are now limited to stock on hand everywhere. So if you want a 690, 890, or 7518, get it now if you can even find one. Nothing in stock on Amazon, ebay, woodcraft, etc.
I just bought a new 7518 motor for another router table and I had to look pretty hard to find one. Finally found one at PCMtool. I have 4 of these in my shop and I didn’t want a new tool with different wrenches and collets to keep track of.
PC/DeWalt/B&D hasn’t made it official yet, but it appears to already be in effect. Obviously they’re going to push the DeWalt line of routers, which is fine, but their biggest router that fits a router lift is 2 1/4 HP. That ain’t gonna cut it. Their 3 hp router has a plunge base permanently attached to the motor, so I hope they come out with something more suitable for production work.