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05-12-2020 05:33 PM
Originally Posted by TwoSkies57 View Post
here is the "Jess-Em" product ad:

again, I'm not sure if its currently being offered.
According to Pattie, some time back, at JessEm C/S, well over 400 units have been sold w/ little to no complaints...
there have been units that burned up and the cause was proven to be a lack of motor ventilation...
their status. I'm looking into it...
05-12-2020 07:52 AM
TwoSkies57 here is the "Jess-Em" product ad:

again, I'm not sure if its currently being offered.
05-12-2020 07:12 AM
TwoSkies57 The original soft start/variable speed unit was actually a Milwaukee motor coupled with a Jess-em control unit and offered as a package by Jess-em. This package is what I was originally trying to acquire. I found that it was no longer available back then. I did find a work around that involved a Milwaukee router and a retrofit kit offered by a company out of Chicago that was for all intents and purposes the exact same package that Jess-em was offering. Long story short, aside from a surging type issue early on, the conversion has been fantastic. Working flawlessly for going on 10 years or so. The Milwaukee router is a work horse and continues to handle everything I throw at it and the controls continue to work as designed. I'd do it again in a heartbeat if parts were available. Which I do not believe they are.....

Now,,,Jess-em had indeed put a newer version of the original package back on the market. ("HAD" put out a new version, I can not find it on their website).

Pretty much a modern version of the original configuration, now with a digital LED readout.
03-30-2020 04:06 PM
Cherryville Chuck Tim it could have been discontinued because of lack of demand. I recall a thread a few years ago about someone looking for a special bit that CMT had manufactured that he couldn`t find one of. Someone contacted CMT about it and found that they had only sold 3 of them all of that year across all of North America. It was understandable then why they weren`t inclined to start a new run of them.
03-30-2020 01:03 PM
Tim Brennan That's unfortunate. The parts without the housing were reasonable IMO and it's something that not a single other manufacturer offers or has offered. I would have thought there would be more demand for it than I guess there was. I sent a msg off to Milwaukee about it but I'm sure nothing will come of it. Maybe I need to start a side business! Lol. Thanks for the welcome and feedback guys!
03-30-2020 12:32 PM
Originally Posted by Tim Brennan View Post
Seems like a no brainer to me, why wouldn't Milwaukee offer this for their workhorse router!
Probably due to the price!

When you consider the price of the kit like the One That I Sold a few years ago, And the cost of the 5625. Most hobbyists would not want to spend that much.

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03-30-2020 12:20 PM
DaninVan Million dollar question.
Hey, Tim; welcome!
Variations of that get asked here a LOT, on many different manufacturers and tools. As 'Stick' says (frequently), "Follow the money".
03-30-2020 12:03 PM
Tim Brennan Greetings all. I came across this thread in my online searches. I am a novice woodworker and I am in the process of building a router table soon. I thought of having a remote speed control would be really great and that led me here. I spent the last day researching this and it appears that not only is the 5626 Jessem model abandoned, Milwaukee no longer supplies either the full kit or the individual parts as listed by the great work done by members in this thread. Does anyone still have a spare kit laying around or know of any other factory designed solution? Seems like a no brainer to me, why wouldn't Milwaukee offer this for their workhorse router!
06-10-2015 08:35 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 10:54 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 ?
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