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06-10-2015 09:35 AM
tbeaulieu Those are templates that slide into the Incra LS Positioner fence system. A book has many patterns for through and blind dovetails, double dovetails and box joints. After selecting the appropriate pattern you use the corresponding template. That drawer houses a laminated block of PVC that I routed slots into so I can store and organize the templates ordered numerically. It works awesome, I must say. I got the idea from someone else and tweaked the design a little. I absolutely L O V E the Incra!

Looks like I'm not allowed to post the url. haha.
06-09-2015 11:54 PM
RainMan 2.0 Great job on your router table build Todd , and thanks for sharing

One question . The last picture with that drawer that has a section that lifts up , what is in there as they look like little paper tabs or something ?
06-09-2015 09:21 PM
Stick486 well done...
on all fronts...
05-12-2015 05:18 PM
TwoSkies57
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Originally Posted by tbeaulieu View Post
Slow start may not be a big deal in a table, but for hand mount it's nice.

Also, it's cool.
I do believe thats the whole reason behind soft-start, hand held routing..
05-12-2015 08:15 AM
tbeaulieu Slow start may not be a big deal in a table, but for hand mount it's nice.

Also, it's cool.
05-11-2015 12:04 PM
timbertailor
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I lucked out at my local flea market and found a non-working PC 895pk for $80.00 as opposed to the $540.00 retail price or $245.00 on Amazon. Turns out the plunge base had never been out of the case and the router was like New except it would not start. I posed a question in this forum and the response was a diagram on how to wire around the slow start function. I did just that and installed the router in my table with a remote speed controller. I have it mounted in a Woodpecker table with a Woodpecker super fence and the Woodpecker aluminum plate and as such it is not unlike a high dollar lift in functionality. In my opinion the slow start function is figment of somebody's imagination to begin with because the router is up to full speed in a fraction of a second.

To top it all off I sold the plunge base for $100.00
Sounds like a score to me.

Got any pictures?
05-11-2015 11:51 AM
Ken Bee I lucked out at my local flea market and found a non-working PC 895pk for $80.00 as opposed to the $540.00 retail price or $245.00 on Amazon. Turns out the plunge base had never been out of the case and the router was like New except it would not start. I posed a question in this forum and the response was a diagram on how to wire around the slow start function. I did just that and installed the router in my table with a remote speed controller. I have it mounted in a Woodpecker table with a Woodpecker super fence and the Woodpecker aluminum plate and as such it is not unlike a high dollar lift in functionality. In my opinion the slow start function is figment of somebody's imagination to begin with because the router is up to full speed in a fraction of a second.

To top it all off I sold the plunge base for $100.00
05-08-2015 08:35 PM
TwoSkies57
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Originally Posted by dwall174 View Post
Yeah the Milwaukee 5625 seems like a great router, In-fact I looked for a used one (for the kit conversion) for about a year & never found one at a good price. I ended up selling the "Factory Kit" since I don't really use a table mounted router that much. My Bosch 1617EVS dual base set-up does everything I need.

Doug

You'd be hard pressed to find much in the way of complaints when it comes to the Bosch line of routers in here...
05-08-2015 10:19 AM
dwall174
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Originally Posted by TwoSkies57 View Post
just so the readers are clear, the conversion kit that Doug has is a "factory" kit. Converts a 5625 to what amounts to the discontinued 5626. I'm sure you'd agree a great router. Mine has handled everything I've thrown at it in 5 years without a problem.(5626).
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I think we both bought our Milwaukees at the same time and like you, have run thousands of board feet through it and it runs as well now as the day I bought it.
Yeah the Milwaukee 5625 seems like a great router, In-fact I looked for a used one (for the kit conversion) for about a year & never found one at a good price. I ended up selling the "Factory Kit" since I don't really use a table mounted router that much. My Bosch 1617EVS dual base set-up does everything I need.

Doug
05-08-2015 09:24 AM
TwoSkies57 As often as not, its all about doing your homework. It seems that it is more often a matter of the "product" not fitting the "purpose" rather than product failure. My rule of thumb has always been, overbuild. I don't believe in working something to death or pushing its limits all the time. I have a 12" bandsaw sitting in my shop right now that will attest to just how well pushing the limits works. I don't know that a big PC, Bosch or Triton would work as well as our Milwaukee's, but thats just it, I dont know. They are all outstanding products. So many choices, so little time
As our skills and projects evolve, quite often the demands on our equipment evolve with them. Ya just gotta go with the flow or make due one way or another. I'm always looking at what our members come up with to meet a given challenge. Doesn't matter if its equipment or techniques or design concepts. Take your template drawer for example. To me, thats just an exceptional idea. Brilliantly designed, beautifully executed and fully functional. Its all there in one package. Very cool stuff if you ask me. Some prefer form over function, others function over form. I like it when one compliments the other.
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