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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-12-2011, 09:49 AM Thread Starter
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It's my intent to build a router table,a benchtop similar to the OP model. I was at first planning to stick my Hitachi M12V2 3 1/4 hp in the table. Since then I've been more swayed to keeping the Hitachi for a wood planer using a set of router skis. So that left my other two router for the table,a Milwaukee 5615 1 1/4 hp fixed base,or a Porter Cable 8529 plunge router 2 hp.

So I was then planning to stick the 8529 in the table,easier to lift and with 2 hp should have sufficient power for that. Problem is I understand that it is very difficult to remove the springs from the 8529. So should I just move the Hitachi from table to skis as necessary? Can I put the PC into the table and use it with the springs still in?

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Personally I would want the most powerful router in the table. You will want that power for large bit operations.

Can you put the PC on the skis so that you wouldn't have to swap the hitachi in and out? I wouldn't put a plunge router in a table with the springs still in. There is potential for damage, and can fine depth adjust a real challenge.
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Mike, looking more like I will have to swap the Hitachi in table and on skis.The PC won't work with the skis,unless I make a caddy. Wish I could trade the the 8529 away for another Hitachi,that solve that issue. I also wish I could win the lottery.. Thanks for the input.
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Never mind,I learned how to take it apart and pull the springs myself.
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