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I am fairly new to router table use; have ordered a Woodpeckers lift and table. I have thought about a router for it, want to just have a dedicated router in the table and I will continue to use my old reliable Bosch 1617 for hand routing, which is mostly what I've done over the years. I've read about the probs with the PC 890, but they seem to be with base and I only need the motor in the lift. Is the 890 a good router for this purpose? Can't swing, and don't need the big PC.
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I am fairly new to router table use; have ordered a Woodpeckers lift and table. I have thought about a router for it, want to just have a dedicated router in the table and I will continue to use my old reliable Bosch 1617 for hand routing, which is mostly what I've done over the years. I've read about the probs with the PC 890, but they seem to be with base and I only need the motor in the lift. Is the 890 a good router for this purpose? Can't swing, and don't need the big PC.
This Triton router, currently on sale at Rockler for $289.99 has been designed specifically for table use, I use the earlier version, but I don't rate it very highly for hand held use. It's 3.25hp will do anything asked of it and the ability to change bits by raising the collet above the table plus the above table height adjustment make other routers obsolete!
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Don, why not just get a 1617 motor for your table? This means one set of wrenches, interchangeable collets and the same dependability you mentioned. If you want more power jump to a 1619; again the same wrenches, collets, dependability and no need to buy a lift.

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I am just going to stick with my 1617 for now, then maybe buy a second motor only
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That is what I did Don.

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