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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 09-18-2009, 11:35 AM Thread Starter
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I have two Milwaukee routers 5615 set in a table. The design seems to allow height adjustments from above tha table using a socket wrench through a hole in the table insert. However the spring holding the depth shaft (#45) is too weak to make "up" adjustments.

I tried to post the link to the Milwaukee parts diagram, but the forum won't let me. See the Milwaukee web page for drawings for router 5615.

I pried out the release button #37, and replaced compression spring #36 with a stronger spring from my local hardware store, that I cut to length. The router now performs well in a table and is able to be height adjusted from above the table.
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That's using the old bean. Are these both in the same table. How far apart are they? I was thinking of doing that but decided it would require too large a table. You will be able to post images and stuff as soon as you get more messages listed. Once you do post a picture of your setup. I would like to see it.
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Cut it twice, and it's still too short!
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Dear Harry.
I actually have four routers in a table made of a 3ft X 6'8" solid core door. One can be set at an angle to the table (Woodhaven angle-ease) set up with a Porter Cable router. When I have some cash I'll set that to use 3 HP PC that I have. The forth is an antique "Stanley Shaper plate" that I found on Ebay. It holds a small router (1/4 collet only) I did this set up quickly and the two Milwaukee routers are too close together. I am considering making it into two tables, that may or may not connect together, although what ever I end up with will have retractable casters for moving it around. The PC 3 HP plunge router can be set up cheaply and and easily to adjust from above the table. If you use the same plate it is easy to exchange one router for another. I may end up with six routers with plates to use in four positions. I am a firm believer in having a router for every bit, although I haven't made it yet.
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