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Blog entry by jeepturner posted 12-28-2010 04:29 AM 1416 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For Christmas my wife gave me a new router. I thought that I would be returning it, when I first looked at the box. When I was at WoodCraft last month to pick up my new bandsaw, the salesman wanted me to look at it, but I wasn’t really interested. After looking at it though,,,,,,,,, I decided I could find a home for it.

I decided it would become a dedicated router table router, because I can lift it from above the table. I ordered a router lift from WP, but it looks like it is going to take another month, at least to get it. The trouble with this router, I found out as I was making it’s new home, is the width of the grips. My old router, a POS Craftsman purchased back in the eighties, was smaller so I had to cut out a new hole for the thing. I purchased a new plate at WoodCraft that is the same foot print of the WP PRL.

When I was at WC I also picked up a “T” track and installed it also. So the new router I didn’t think I would need found a home and also got me off my rear to bring my router table into this century.

I also replaced the lag bolts that hold the secondary fence on my router fence with quarter twenty screws and threaded inserts.

Have to say, I love my wife.

-- Mel,



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Woodbutchery

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#1 posted 12-28-2010 06:08 AM

Man! That was one useful router! Look at all the work you got done ;-).

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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sedcokid

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#2 posted 12-28-2010 06:46 AM

Congrats on the new router set up! Really looks great and I bet works even better!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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Maveric777

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#3 posted 12-28-2010 02:49 PM

Now that dog will hunt! Nice score and well handling of the situation…. As tough as it may have been…lol

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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chrisstef

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#4 posted 12-28-2010 04:56 PM

Ive got the same router …. what a great gift .. that bad boy’s a workhorse !

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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Orion Woods

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#5 posted 12-29-2010 09:31 AM

like the fence, have any more pics of it?

-- Brian

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jeepturner

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#6 posted 01-05-2011 02:01 AM

Orion, I didn’t have any other pictures of the router fence. I went out today to take some though. Sorry that I didn’t see your post, or I would have done so sooner.
“I will post pictures up in my projects, and I will try to do a better job of monitoring my “Blogs
:-)

-- Mel,

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Wiggy

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#7 posted 07-08-2011 05:22 PM

Yes, you are, definately, gloating… and you should.
You have a great wife and and great tool.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard/Wiggy.. whatever. Washington, State.

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Bertha

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#8 posted 07-08-2011 05:32 PM

I’ve got the really big Freud and I really like it as my main plunge router. Do you know if you’re supposed to remove the spring for router table operations? Someone recently warned me about this on my Triton that’s under the table. Happy routing!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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