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I am looking to set up a new RT and am looking into the new 3.5 HP Milwaukee. I have read that it has a re-designed switch that has a shroud or some such that helps keep the dust away from motor. So 2 ?
1) anyone use this router and how is it?
2) what router do you hang on you tables?
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PS: I plan on using a lift.
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I went w/ a reworked PC 7518...
bypassed the defunct speed control to an external speed controller...
changed the POS bearings to ceramics...
mounted the motor in a JessEm lift...
put the whole shebang into commercial production...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I have a PC7518 in the table as well. Happy with it.

The 5625-20 actually looks like a reasonable router to use in a lift because you use 2 wrenches to install a bit so you don't need to reach under the table. You might want to get an offset wrench to make bit change a little easier.

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We had a poll once years ago about what routers people had and there was a small group that had 5625s (probably because of the price). The only complaint I ever remember reading about them was a nylon or fiber gear in the height adjust that could strip easily but I suspect that the problem was due to trying to change height with the motor locked in place and Milwaukee may have upgraded that issue since. It also comes with above table adjustment capability.

For table routers the Triton has been getting top marks lately (but not as a handheld plunge). I use a Hitachi M12V2 and love it but it's already been replaced with the VE model and I don't think I would buy it for a table router. If you go with a PC you'll need to upgrade the bearings sooner than later. As he said they use crap bearings, and not just in their routers. Lots use the big DeWalt too and a see very few complaints.
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It's funny, I've made a lot of dust with my PC7518 in the last 8 years and still have the original bearings. Been keeping an eye on it, though.

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you may have a machine that the bean counters hadn't gotten to..

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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