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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Hi Ho: Just about to mount my new Freud FT2200 to the router plate and ran across the Router Raizer. Is this a worthwhile addition? It seems that access under the plate will still be necessary to lock the height? Access will certainly be necessary to change speeds and access the spindel lock to change bits.

Is anything really gained with the addition of the Router Raizer? Has anyone fitted this thing to a Freud FT2200?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 08-03-2009, 02:48 PM
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Hello Hi Ho, Dirk
Glad you found us. I cannot answer the question, but if you want to save some money, how about a top on hinges, It does not need to go far, and you can work above, and below as needed !

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Recently installed a Router Raizer in my 3-1/4 hp Triton, which unlike yours, has an auto-lock collet when fully extended, so that's an additional benefit I have that you don't. But to me, the PRIMARY benefit of the Raizer is realized when adjusting bit heights.

Speed changes are comparatively infrequent. In your case, bending beneath the table and reaching for the bit lock is typically performed with a single action (twist/turn, push/pull, etc) and is limited to initating and finalizing bit set-ups. That limited activity is quite different from the back-bending, reaching, turning/pulling, eye-toggling back & forth to get it "just right" actions so often required when adjusting bit heights, and finding you have to do it all over again following a test cut! Or you may be like me, and simply settle for less than what you'd really want and say to yourself, "That's good enough!" just because you got tired of all that finagling!

This is when you'll be thankful you spent the extra 90 bucks, time and time again... and so will your back!

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Hi Ho: Thanks Howard and Bob. Since the expense of the router raizer is not that great the real question is whether there is a real advantage. Your explaination Bob makes sense. I like the idea of a hinged top and see no real disadvantage except that dust collection would have to take that into account.

Maybe I'll do both.

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