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Forum topic by surfin2 posted 01-02-2010 08:42 AM 1709 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-02-2010 08:42 AM

I was looking for a new router, I love the D handle, I narrowed it down to 2 Bosch & Makita, the Makita was winning, then PC came out with the 890 in my area. It was the first one with above the table adjustments. This meant I didn’t have to pick a lift. That money saved I’d put toward a bigger router. I was told I didn’t need anything bigger than 2 1/2 This was more than enough… Micro-Adjust Edge Guide – the best I’ve seen for a router… those were two pluses that made me pick the 890 over the D handle Makita. I made a table for it and when I find an accessory that I want for it, it specifies will not fit 890… Why would they make the Collet a different size than the rest of there routers…

-- Rick

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#1 posted 01-02-2010 10:02 AM

I have 6 porter cable routers, one of witch is the 890 that I keep in the router table. You can buy a base plate for around 6-7 bucks that will take the inserts. I also have the have the micro-guide, and it does’nt fit all of them. I think that you are talking about inserts, the colllets are the same.

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#2 posted 01-02-2010 03:42 PM

Yep, the collets are all the same.

-- Gerry,

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#3 posted 01-02-2010 07:09 PM

GaryK did a review on “Eliminator RC Quick Change Chuck” it replaces the nut and collet on your router thus minimizing run-out which can occur with some extensions. All except 890 series routers. I want the collet type, this won’t fit 890…
Rockler sells the collets for PC routers… All three models fit Porter Cable 690 Series routers as well as Porter Cable 7529, 7518, 7519, 7538, 7537 routers. – no 890 – ??? So I figured it was the collet… I would think if all PC’s take the same collet why won’t the eliminator fit the 890… XL Quick Change Chuck won’t fit… http://www.rockler.comCategoryView.cfm?Cat_ID=89

-- Rick

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