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Forum topic by ScottStewart posted 08-08-2012 08:46 PM 634 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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08-08-2012 08:46 PM

I have the PC 893 combo set and I love the plunge base. I have mounted the fixed base to a couple of sheets of MDF to make my first ghetto router table. The problems come when I am in the fixed base and am trying to change heights. The bit seems to move at a diagonal rather than straight up and down and when I try to change the height , the adjustment seems to bind badly. I first thought it was dust getting into the area, so I rigged a leafblower to blow air across underneath the table and try to keep the gears from jamming. No apparent dust, but still seems to want to bind. The only thing I can think of is that I may not have the adjustment set tight enough that holds the motor into the fixed base?

Any ideas? This is making me want to just go get a new big router for a true table, but my tool budget is blown until next spring.



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#1 posted 08-09-2012 02:30 AM

With my router table (690 attached to MDF) I close the base locking lever a bit and it straightens things up.

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