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I just bought Woodpecker's PRL-V2 lift. My question is will I be able to access the locking pin on my Craftsman 32017542 router for above the table bit changing?


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Hey John.. congrats on the PRLv2. its a great lift!!! I didn't know they made collars for the craftsman line. I used one of the craftsman routers last week, and I'll throw out a guess here and say that I doubt you'll be able to access the lock with a bit in the router. Perhaps a homemade wrench to slip under the plate, pull back and depress the locking mechanism might work.
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Thanks Bill,

That's what I thought. That's what I had to do on my old setup. I would really like to get the Porter Cable 7518.
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John...

I put a big Milwaukee w/remote controls in mine and love it!!! Like the PC, both are work horses to be sure. Which adaptor collars did you get with your lift? for the 7518?
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No, I got the collars for the craftsman. I bought the lift from Incra so they may exchange them for me. What model Milwaukee do you have? I would like the remote.
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John..

I modified a 5625 with a kit I found. Milwaukee actually mfg'd a router with the remote on/off and soft start controls. At the time I was building my table, they were no longer available. I think because of cost. about 500 for router and controls. Pretty steep by any account. I did have my share of troubles with the modifications at the beginning, but things seem to have worked themselves out nicely and now, I have no complaints about my rig.
I had heard back then from Milwaukee that they were considering reintroducing the router. I have seen them at Rocklers since and there is one on sale now on ebay:

JessEm Milwaukee 05626 router fits Woodpecker PRL NIB - eBay (item 250621992256 end time May-02-10 18:24:35 PDT)

Its still not cheap, but boy is it a sweet setup. I added a digital lift guage from Wixey.

I got my lift from Incra s well, with the steel ring set. Word of caution here. Give em a good waxing before storing them for any period of time. I got the complete set and all but 2 have now tarnished considerable. Not affecting performance in any way, just cosmetic, but annoying none the less. The brake feature is great, just go lightly with the set screw!!

here's a link to my thread on my table if you'd like more info..

http://www.routerforums.com/table-mo...ble-setup.html
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Bill...

I have been reading your thread. All I can say is WOW!

It's a pleasure being in the company of professional experience of you all.

You table is awesome!

I have to tell you I'm leaning toward the Milwaukee.
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John...

thank you for the comments *S*...

There is a wealth of experience in this forum. I'm sure any questions you might have can be answered by one of any number of highly qualified folks. Compared to some of these guys, I"m just a weekend warrior. *L* Wait til you see some of the work these guys can crank out. Quite impressive by anyones standards.

If you do decide on the Milwaukee, you won't be disappointed. Only thing is, that it will be a dedicated router table router, since it does not come with a base and you can't very well rewire the thing everytime you need to go freehand. I put mine in, set her up and never looked back! Keep us up to date on what you're up too...

Its' all good!! *S*
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Bill...

I just want it for the table. I pretty much decided on the Milwaukee. Thanks again.

I have the Craftsman and a PC 690 other work.
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