Woodpecker PRL-V router lift- I'm baffled

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Forum topic by richgreer posted 06-22-2011 12:23 AM 1160 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-22-2011 12:23 AM

I have a woodpecker PRL-V router lift. I’ve been quite happy with it. Recently, it (along with the router and table) got a lot of work on a major project I was working on.

Now, the router spindle has moved about 1/8” off-center, relative to the plate. I cannot figure out how this happened. Every aspect of the router lift and the router appear to be solid and intact and there is no evidence of anything moving. Nonetheless, the router is now off center and it was not a few days ago.

I will contact Woodpecker to ask for any advice shortly.

I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience and if you can offer a clue has to what can cause this.

It does not seem like being off-center is a big problem, but this really bugs me. How could this happen?

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#1 posted 06-22-2011 03:43 AM

Could the arbor in the router be moved?

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#2 posted 06-22-2011 02:17 PM

To answer spunwood, I see no way that the arbor could be moved.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#3 posted 06-22-2011 03:31 PM

Is the plate tight fitting in the table top? perhaps a slight movement of the plate relative to the table combined with a slight lateral movement between router base and plate has shown obvious off center alignment.

Have you tried removing both plate from table and router base from the plate, then resetting/adjusting. Perhaps it just needs some maintenance, by tightening all the adjustment parts.

Also worth checking the router base to see if the screw threads have worn causing slippage, I’m sure it’s something simple.

Good luck anyhow.

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#4 posted 06-22-2011 05:42 PM

Rich—Is this the one that comes with ‘pads’ to facilitate different motors?

If so, maybe one of the pads that holds the motor in place has shifted.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 06-23-2011 02:53 AM

I’m with Gerry. I looked at my PRL-V2 and I believe they are pretty much the same. The only place I see that could move the router laterally is at the pads. Check to see if the screws have loosened.

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