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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 05-25-2009, 04:49 AM Thread Starter
 
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1. Jessem rout-r-lift fx in a Kreg benchtop table. Any problems?

2. 2 1/4 hp routers: PC890 vs. Bosch 1617. Any preferences?

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hi Mike,


im not sure about the pc, i have the bosch and if you get it you wont need the lift. the bosch has above the table adjustment and so do many more. i also have a 2 1/4 hp craftsman 3 base combo that i use in my table and love it. i have an older pc 7529 and it works fine. i had it in my table originally but due to the springs in it, it was a pain to adjust.

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The PC890 also has above table capabilities, but I don't use it often. It's easy enough to reach under the table for height adjustments, and pull it out of the table for bit changes.

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Thanks. I was going to test out the built-in lift before buying anything else. Are there any issues with precision, accuracy, or ease of use with the built-in? It would mean using the Kreg top plate, which may not be the best.

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im not sure about the pc, i have the bosch and if you get it you wont need the lift. the bosch has above the table adjustment and so do many more.
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the built in lifts work just fine. i am thinking of buying a collet extender to make changing bits easier. but the height adjustment works great. i wouldnt spend money on a lift when its built in, but thats just me.

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hi i see you have and old pc7529. i have a question on that router. my 7529 has died. the electronic module on it has bit the dust according to the dewalt repair service here in tampa. nice that they just looked at it for no charge. you never know. any how my question to you is can i just jumper over the module and use the router as a single speed router. I know that the folks at dewalt turned green and said no way but i sure would like to use this router as backup for my new router ta dum!!! any advise or comment would be greatly appreciated. thanks and make some chips.
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I have the Bosch 1617, have had it for about 5 years now. I have been very happy with it's performance. So much so I have put thought into buying a second one. (Of course my wife doesn't quite understand why I need two of the same router) ;-)
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Thanks. I was going to test out the built-in lift before buying anything else. Are there any issues with precision, accuracy, or ease of use with the built-in? It would mean using the Kreg top plate, which may not be the best.
Mike, I have the PC890 and have had a lot of trouble with the above table adjustment. The gear for adjusting is non-metalic and the router tends to bind on the side away from the gear causing it to cock to one side.
For me the problem occurred not just adjusting from above table, but also from below as it is the same adjusting mechanism and emails to Porter Cable went unanswered.
Others have had no problems but I eventually bought a PRL-V2 lift.
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Mike, I have the PC890 and have had a lot of trouble with the above table adjustment. The gear for adjusting is non-metalic and the router tends to bind on the side away from the gear causing it to cock to one side.
For me the problem occurred not just adjusting from above table, but also from below as it is the same adjusting mechanism and emails to Porter Cable went unanswered.
Others have had no problems but I eventually bought a PRL-V2 lift.
Sawdust gets caught in the PC890 base. I have one in my table.

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