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I have a PC 7529 plunge router that I don't use often. I'm thinking of permanently mounting it in my router table instead of constantly swapping my Bosch 1617 in and out of the table. Besides, the Bosch fixed table base is a PITA to use. Router lift kits are typically expensive but the RouterRaizer 100 is less than $100 and seems to get pretty good reviews. Does anyone here have any experience with one?
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Yes I own one never had a problem with, I bought it a long time ago when there where not all the fancy high price lifts to choice from, pretty simple to install and use for the price works great.
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From a brief Community Search for Razer:
http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...er-raizer.html
Post #20- http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...lifting-2.html

Also member mgmine (Art) recommended them several times and I believe it was Canuck Gal (Deb) that also used to recommend them. According to what I saw you need to verify that they fit your specific router. Art said that the company's customer service was excellent so if in doubt give them a call.

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Thanks Charles...much appreciated.
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I've had mine for over 10 years and very happy with it. It is attached to the same model router that you're planning on using.
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Tom, do you have any problem getting to the button that locks the shaft for bit changes? Can you change bits in the table or do you have to pull the router out?

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It attaches to the router Chuck so if you want to leave your plate floating in its recess like I do then you can pull the router out of the table when you want to change bits.

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You will like the power of the PC in the table. I have both, the PC in a jessem lift and the Bosch 1617 in a Rockler lift.
On the PC it was a 3 speed router and the lift hampered changing speeds,so I set the motor on high speed and then installed a speed control on the front of the table to reduce the speed, and seems to work fine.

When I had the Bosch 1617 mounted in the table with its' fixed base, it worked fine as far as raising and lowering from the top with a hex key "T" wrench, but still had to reach under the table to lock and unlock the base which was a chore. That is one reason I put a router base on instead. I mounted a speed control on the front for the Bosch too. Seems like I dial in speeds for every bit I use, I can tell by the sound the right speed for each bit.
I converted both to Muscle Chucks as they are easier to change bits. other wise both routers take an offset wrench and a straight wrench, and sometimes a 3rd hand to hold the bit while tightening.

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Tom, do you have any problem getting to the button that locks the shaft for bit changes? Can you change bits in the table or do you have to pull the router out?
Sorry for the delayed answer. Actually I was wrong on my router, I have the 7539 so I don't have the locking button, only two nuts to tighten the collet.
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No harm, no foul, Tom. Thanks.
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