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Forum topic by Rick Dennington posted 08-30-2009 08:44 PM 1252 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Rick Dennington

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08-30-2009 08:44 PM

Hello to any LJ’s that might can help with this question:
I have a Hitachi M12V mounted in my table, and have never had a router raiser. I have one tha’s about 6 inches long, black with a star knob on it, and threaded. You have to remove the giude rod, and turn it by hand, and the cord is right in the way—what a pain in the arce!! I s.c’d that sucker real quick.
I was looking thru my lastest issue of woodworkers supply catalog when I saw this Router Raiser on p. 42, and #RZ100 will fit my router, and about a dozen more. It’s about $100.00.
My question: Has anyone out there ever bought one and tried it? I have a Rockler “blue plate” in my table, and would have to drill a hole for the raiser handle(that’s no big deal) Is it worth the bucks? Any other r.r.’s won’t fit the Hitachi that I can see. Any feedback would be appreciated. Tyhanks. Dustmite.

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#1 posted 08-31-2009 02:20 AM

I have two router razers. Both for porter cables. I love em, they are easy to use and work well without modifying the plunge function of the router. It works great for fine adjustments when used freehand too.
NOTE: Read the entire directions before installing. My first try, I bored the large hole in the base plate all the way through instead of the small one for the shaft. Ruined a base plate for that router, still good for other uses.
IMHO I feel the R.R.s are worth the money.

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#2 posted 08-31-2009 02:24 AM

I have an older Router lifter by Jessum. I love it, but the ones by Woodpeckers are also very nice.

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#3 posted 08-31-2009 03:22 AM

I do not personally own a RR…but I have two woodworking buddies that do and they LOVE them. When the day comes around when I start doing a lot of joinery (ie: making small boxes) with my router table again…a RR will be first on my list to nab.

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#4 posted 08-31-2009 03:46 AM

I have a Router Razer and for about $70 it is a great add-on,
Router is the same as yours.
You might like this link.


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#5 posted 08-31-2009 03:50 AM

I also have the RR on my PC and love it. Sure saves a lot of time.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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