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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-20-2009, 05:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hey to all you Router Buffs, and Buffettes out there...

I want to thank you all for your input regarding my questions about the Triton routers. I've already got 4 routers but was looking for something new to go with setting up a new dedicated router table. My old one has finally bit the dust. After doing tons of research, including this forum.... this is what I decided to do...

Build the Router table and Organizer... cabinet only, which I saw in a recent issue of Wood Magazine. Looks like it should be solid enough and meet my needs for some time to come.

I decided to go with a 'router lift'... I liked the Woodpeckers Router Table top which led me to their Precision Router Lift. The PRL looks exceptionally sturdy to me. Because of that selection I went with the Porter Cable 892 router(2 1/4 HP).... primarily because the PRL lift is built to handle the PC 7518(3 1/4 HP) which I can jump up to if I decide the 892 is underpowered. Everything I've heard makes me believe the 892 should meet my needs. I've topped this off with the Peachtree Supreme Router Table fence.... it looks sturdy and I will be able to attach jigs and such to its' built in tracks.

I took the plunge and ordered everything.... now I've got to get busy building the cabinet to house everything.

I'd appreciate any comments anyone might have on my selections and/or any suggestions to help me make this a good setup for myself. Thanks from here in sunny Florida.... Bob O.
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Bob, the PC 7518 is a larger diameter than the 890 series. Unless they provide an adaptor sleeve the 890 will not fit.

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Mike, the PRL was designed to support a number of different routers using different sized motor pads (one included, others available separately) to adjust for different diameters.

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Welcome Bob! sounds like you have it all figured out. I think you have made wise decisions, You will be ready to tackle the jobs well.

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Default Triton/Router Raizer Combo

I own the big Triton and got a "Router Raizer" (Router Technologies) last week and just installed it this weekend. It doesn't grab the router like other lifts do, instead, it replaces the guts in the controlling shaft (one of two columns supporting the plunge action) of the Triton. This is an exceptionally well-engineered devise. For 90 bucks (minus 25% from Peachtree), it compares to nothing else. For function & usability, it compares to the best of raisers at 4 times the cost. Time will tell on longtivity.

One revolution of the handle equals 1/16". Slap a hex key in cordless drill and it travels like an elevator - only smoother. I couldn't be happier! Incidently, it is also functional in hand-held operations with no alteration having a knob on the top.

It really is a great addition to my arsonal.

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Hay Bob, looks like you are on your way. Try to get your posts in so you can post pics of how it all goes together, we all here would enjoy doing the build with you as it were.

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