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Default PC 890 Height Adjuster Interferes with Table Insert

Last fall I bought a benchdog cast iron router table top along with the bench dog pro lift. I installed my PC 892 router in it and it works fine except for ONE thing.

When the router is raised to change bits, it will not come up all the way because a protrusion on the motor housing comes in contact with the insert ring. In order to bring the router to bit-changing height, I must remove the ring- that should not be necessary.

The culprit in all of this is a metal protrusion on the router motor housing that is part of the stock PC height adjustment mechanism.

Somewhere I read about someone who had a similar problem and they used a grinder to remove the protrusion.

Is anyone familiar with this issue and whether the solution I mentioned is feasible?

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I have the PC 890 in a lift and if you mean the gear rack that is screwed to the side of the housing, you can remove it by taking out the two screws that hold it to the motor housing.

I have two PC890 motors one I keep as a hand unit, the other stays in my lift. I removed the gear rack on the one in the lift.

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I have the PC 890 in a lift and if you mean the gear rack that is screwed to the side of the housing, you can remove it by taking out the two screws that hold it to the motor housing.

I have two PC890 motors one I keep as a hand unit, the other stays in my lift. I removed the gear rack on the one in the lift.
Thanks for the reply, but I don't mean the gear rack that runs along the side of the motor. What I see as the problem is the casting for the collet lock. As the attached picture indicates it sticks WAY up above the motor housing. I've removed the collet lock itself from the housing, so now all I have is this empty protrusion on the motor housing.

I am SURE I read somewhere that a guy simply ground this casting off the housing, but I want to see if anyone else has tried it.

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I'm not at home to look at mine, but it looks from the picture that you could grind those two boss's off without hurting the motor.
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Hello Rick, Welcome. I don't have one, but you must make totally sure that t will not do any weakening or damage to the router, or the shaft lock mech. I would hate to find out later that something else doesn't work rite because of the rework. Is there something on the table that might be changed, or is that also not a recommended procedure? Can you E-mail the manufactures and get a recommendation from them. That would be the best.

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Hi guys

Just my 2 cents

It looks like it can be remove,you still can use the 2 wrench's to get the job done .

But I would suggest you plug the holes with a rag, and take great care how you cut it off .. not to remove any support it's giving to the motor housing..

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