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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-28-2011, 08:33 AM Thread Starter
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I'm brand new, so patience may be required. Looking to build a bench system. In order to save $ for project I'm thinking of making the table. I plan on using an Incra mast-r-lift 2 with a PC 7518, & leaning towards a Woodpecker super fence eventually .My concern is getting the plate cut out right. I saw an Incra plate template from I believe woodcraft, but not sure of the best way to go about it. I have a PC 690 with a fixed base and all the saw's etc. How do you get the shelf bevel, & leveling screws right. Thanx in advance!
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Welcome Rick.
When you machine for the shelf that the plate rests on you can use a rabbiting bit after you machine for the size of the plate with a mortising bit (straight cutter with a top bearing) . As far as leveling the plate to the table use a straight edge & adjust the leveling screws till the plate is level with the rest of the top. Don't want your material to catch on the edge of the plate as your material slides over it. You might have to use locktite to keep the screw from moving from the vibration during use. Don't use red. I use blue because I may want to adjust them later.

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I wimped out & spent $$$. Found a woodpecker kit that was so pretty. Red, silver, shiny, DONE! I really wanted the Incra Mstr. Lift 2, but they wouldn't break up the pkg. So I've got the PRL-V2. I hope the thumb wheel isn't as hard to rotate as a few have said, or the backlash / accuracy. I'll report when it's up & running.
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Nothing wrong with buying over building. For many it gets them working quicker. Sometimes because of the weight of the router, adjustments lowering the bit will cause some backlash. If this is a problem you can lower past the setting you want & raise the bit up to where you want it. This way you are fully supporting the weight of the router as you adjust up.

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Thanks for the advice jlord, unfortunately I traded painting the bedroom for my toy so I'm behind schedule. But eventually.......!
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Hey Rick, welcome to the community...

you'll love the PRLv2... the thumb wheel can be a bit touchy, but nothing you can't live with. Just be sure to NOT over tighten the brake. I use just a touch of pressure on mine and it locks things in place just fine.....

accuracy is freaky good!! James called it with any backlash issues,, just lower and sneak 'up' on it....

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