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Default Does anyone use the allen adjuster on a PC-890?

I've been getting down on my knees to adjust the height, using the adjusting knob, then re-locking the strap.
I thought it might be a little easier, if I can find the right T handle tool for that little hex screw at the top adjuster. Then drilling a small hole in the plate.

Has anyone done that?

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HI Mike

What type of router do you have ?, the Craftsman has a allen screw that takes a 3/16" allen hex key..drilling the hole in the base is duck soup...

Here's a Allen Tee handle set that's great and at the right price, I got one for Xmax
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It's a PC-890. The allen screw on the top of the adjuster is a stud, so I'll need a socket type of T handle wrench, if there is such a thing.
I thought of trying it with a standard socket wrench just to see how it works.
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Hi Mike

Are you using the plunge base or the standard base in your router table ?

Porter-Cable 8901 Fixed Base for 890 Series Router
http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-8...9313681&sr=8-3

http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-7...314269&sr=1-20

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Mike,

I have the PC adjuster knob, but a 3/16" nut driver will also do the trick for a lot less money.
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Hi Mike

Just more, tee-handle hex nut drivers

Wiha T-Handles Molded On Extreme Comfort Grips

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Wiha Comfort Grip T-handles in Hex, Nut Drivers &TORX, T-Handle Magnetic Bit Holders, T-Handle Square Drives for Sockets &System 6 T-Handle for interchangeable blades.


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http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=95437

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http://www.justoffbase.co.uk/Tool-Sh...ed-Nut-Drivers


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Thanks for the replies & the photos.

Last night, I did try a small nut driver, but the socket would not make it through the casting of the fixed base. It works adding the socket after the extension rod is put through the base. Kinda cumbersome.
I have other nut drivers I'll try. After I looked at the pictures I thought, duh... Why didn't I think of that.

I do appreaciate the tool links. I need to get a couple items.
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your welcome Mike...I think the hole in the router base is .395" and the shaft on the adjustment knob that PC sells is .375" (3/8)... the head on the 3/16" nut driver in the picture is about .325" ..it came in one of those cheapo 12pc computer tool kits that Fry's electronics used to sell for $5 bucks.

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Hi Mike

Pickup one of the long cheap ones that's the right size,take it to the grinder to get it down to the right OD, then with a quick spray of clear coat you will have one that's fits the router, if you want to go one more step drill a 1/4" hole in the handle and put on a small end caps made with some dowel rod, insert the 1/4" bar of steel/brass, to make a tee handle type tool for the router...
The 3/16" one I have is about 10" long with a rubber type handle cover, it came in a set but I don't recall what it cost but I'm sure it was cheap, like most of them are,,, (cheapo flea market tool set)

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To the Forum Fanatic and the Supreme Forum King
Thanks for the replies & the photos.

Last night, I did try a small nut driver, but the socket would not make it through the casting of the fixed base. It works adding the socket after the extension rod is put through the base. Kinda cumbersome.
I have other nut drivers I'll try. After I looked at the pictures I thought, duh... Why didn't I think of that.

I do appreaciate the tool links. I need to get a couple items.
Thanks again.
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