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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-18-2018, 09:57 AM Thread Starter
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Just sold my Delta table saw set up that had a built in router table with a Triton router. I came across a really nice old Unisaw which also had a router table built in, but no router. I've located an old Porter Cable 5201 router, which I understand is no longer in production. I can't seem to find any information on it. My concern is purchasing any parts that might wear out, brushes etc. It's a 3 1/2 hp unit so it can cut through just about anything. I was thinking of setting it up in the table saw extension and using an MLCS speed control to get variable speeds out of it.

I've also come across a nice Bosch 1617 EVSPK that I can use for manual routing. Anyone know anything about the 5201 and if parts are available?

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Joe - not sure how much luck you'll have finding parts - I checked ereplacementparts.com and they show parts as discontinued. You can also check toolpartsdirect. com at this link:
https://www.toolpartsdirect.com/rock...le-router.html

A lot of us have the Bosch 1617 EVSPK (myself included) - it's a great router package and I'm sure you'll like it.

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