|Forum topic by Cosmicsniper||posted 07-21-2011 10:28 PM||1384 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-21-2011 10:28 PM
Received my new PRL-v2 router lift last month. This is the Bench Dog version which is slightly smaller than the regular version and fits into my Bench Dog table extension on the TS.
After finally getting the lift wrench, which they failed to pack with the lift, I’m ready to have some fun, right?
Well, actually no. I have to level and hold down the plate.
The problem is that, despite the instructions that came with it, there are no side plungers that are supposed to hold it in place. Neither are their any matching holes for lining up to the Bench Dog table.
I contacted support at Woodpeckers and the lady told me that, yeah, you kinda have to devise you own way to hold the plate down! She told me that they don’t sell many of these and that Bench Dog holes are inconsistent. She was nice about it, but ultimately zero help. I’d have thought that the lift would be predrilled just like my Rockler FX was (yes, I know Rockler owns Bench Dog), especially since it’s specifically modified for the Bench Dog in the first place.
Anyway, does anybody here have the Bench Dog version of the lift and how did you do it? Or, does anybody have suggestions? I’m sure I’ll have to drill, tap, and countersink holes, the way the Rockler FX is, but I want to check if there’s other solutions?
BTW, I could probably drill from underneath the table, but the preexisting Bench Dog holes are all tapped.
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