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Just purchased a PC 7518 and mounted under table. To adjust the router, high and low...it must be turned and the electrical wire is a pain in the a--. What can be done to avoid this???? I can't afford a raiser....my wife will throw me out of the house if another "toy" is purchased.
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Just purchased a PC 7518 and mounted under table. To adjust the router, high and low...it must be turned and the electrical wire is a pain in the a--. What can be done to avoid this???? I can't afford a raiser....my wife will throw me out of the house if another "toy" is purchased.
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I use the OakPark baseplates. All adjustments are done out of the table and it's a snap to pull and replace. Watch the router workshop videos on The Woodworking Channel . You'll also find they're a lot cheaper than other router philosophies.

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The Router workshop uses modified plunge routers with the plunge springs removed correct? Asrubin mentions "it must be turned", so it appears to be a fixed base eh.

There're hassles with the plunge and fixed base platforms, however, this is something you'll have to put up with until you can afford a lift without wifey killing you in your sleep. The only thing is to pull it out, unplug it, adjust it and reinstall it.

I put up with a non modified 7539 in the RT for 11 yrs. Lifts really come into play with very fast duplication/restoration profile projects.and above the table bit changes.

There are quite a few lifts on the market all vary in price from just over $100 to over $300

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asrubin,

It may be a bit awkward until you can get a lift but you'll not regret buying that router. I've got one in my table and it's a true production workhorse.

Check out that new high-tech cordless router.. wireless and no recharging required!!
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Thanks for the post.. I had a Dewalt DW610 under the table and it had a screw to raise and lower the unit. It was a pleasure and no hassel. I will look for another router that can be used to replace the PC7518 that I don't have to screw to raise and lower the unit for under the table routing. When I find one I will sell this unit.
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"When I find one I will sell this unit."

You can never have too many routers, like cordless drills, on a big project it's so quick and easy to have routers and drills set up with different size drills/cutters.
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