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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 05-19-2009, 09:43 AM Thread Starter
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I have a couple of questions?

First, Is there a size difference between the porter cable 3 1/4 hp router motor, and say a ridged 2 1/4 hp router motor.


Second, I need help picking a router lift that will work for my ridged 2 1/4 hp router, and one day work for the porter cable 3 1/4 hp router.


Is there any router lift that will work for both of them?

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Hi Chris

One lift will not do both routers.the PC has a bigger motor diam.

Most of the new ridged routers 2 1/4 hp come with the lift built in.
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I have a couple of questions?

First, Is there a size difference between the porter cable 3 1/4 hp router motor, and say a ridged 2 1/4 hp router motor.


Second, I need help picking a router lift that will work for my ridged 2 1/4 hp router, and one day work for the porter cable 3 1/4 hp router.


Is there any router lift that will work for both of them?

thanks
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I have my ridged router mounted to my home made router table by a rockler router plate.

I do not like the router lift on the ridged router, every time I set the height of the bit and go to lock it in it moves up a little bit, and if i lower it it falls out of the base plate some times.

there is no way to buy a router lift that will fit the pc router and use a reduction ring to mount my ridged router to the lift?
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Hi 43longtime

You can make a ring ,,I did for my Bosch Colt router so it would work in my PC base for a plunge router,it's not a hard job..see picture below..
I'm almost sure it would work in the lift..

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I have my ridged router mounted to my home made router table by a rockler router plate.

I do not like the router lift on the ridged router, every time I set the height of the bit and go to lock it in it moves up a little bit, and if i lower it it falls out of the base plate some times.

there is no way to buy a router lift that will fit the pc router and use a reduction ring to mount my ridged router to the lift?


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Thats a great Idea I might have to do that.

What is a good router lift to get?
that does not cost an arm and a leg.
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I have the Ridgid router, but the only time I have had it move was if I forgot to engage he lock that hold the motor in the base and the only time I have had it almost fall out was when I depressed the lever that engages the small indention on the motor. I am not saying you are wrong, just a different experience so far for each of us. Probably need to use mine more and then would have your experience.
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I do not like the router lift on the ridged router, every time I set the height of the bit and go to lock it in it moves up a little bit, and if i lower it it falls out of the base plate some times.

there is no way to buy a router lift that will fit the pc router and use a reduction ring to mount my ridged router to the lift?
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Hi 43longtime

That's the sad part, because you want it to work on both routers it's got to be one of the higher end ones,and they just don't come cheap.
It needs to fit the big PC and then make a ring so it can work with the other..

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Thats a great Idea I might have to do that.

What is a good router lift to get?
that does not cost an arm and a leg.



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I really don't know why I have the problem. for some reason every time I lower it down with the little "T" shaped above adjustment it came with, it seams to slip out of the hole in the motor, and fall throw. That is not a really good thing because the price of the router bits I am using.

I really need it to not move once I have it set to the height I want when i lock it down. That really makes me mad, but what can you do?




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I have the Ridgid router, but the only time I have had it move was if I forgot to engage he lock that hold the motor in the base and the only time I have had it almost fall out was when I depressed the lever that engages the small indention on the motor. I am not saying you are wrong, just a different experience so far for each of us. Probably need to use mine more and then would have your experience.
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Ya,
I don't really have the money to buy the big PC router and a router lift at the same time.

I have another Question How much do you really need the big 3 1/4 HP routers for.

I have been using my ridged router for quite some time and have had no problem with it bogging down or anything like that? I under stand that its good for doing raised panel doors and stuff like that, but what else do you really need the big 3 1/4 HP motor for?




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That's the sad part, because you want it to work on both routers it's got to be one of the higher end ones,and they just don't come cheap.
It needs to fit the big PC and then make a ring so it can work with the other..





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First thing, go edit your profile with a name and location. We are friendly, no salesman will call. Your Ridgid router will do most jobs with no problem. If you are going into business as a cabinet shop then you should consider the 3-1/4 hp routers. Next, let's define what a router lift is; a clever advertising ploy designed to extract a large sum of money from your wallet. Do lifts work? Yes, and with some routers they make life much simpler. Other brands do not need them. Magazines will tell you the "Ultimate" table had a power lift and digital read out. What they are saying is you should really just buy a CNC milling machine. In the real world many of us manage to build nice projects with out all the whistles and bells. Drop your Ridgid into a nice table and enjoy it!

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