I popped for the $99 Freud on sale on Woodcraft and must say I'm
disappointed. Here's why:
1. There's way too much slop in the above table depth adjustment. The
slop isn't just verticle. The bit wiggles horizontally as it is rising
2. The spindle lock is erratic. It takes too much futzing to get it to
3. The adjustment tool is too short to reach the recessed fitting for
the table-top clamp lock. Good thing I had a longer allen wrench on hand.
I'm going to give the router a little slack to take into account user
error, but all in all it is less than I expected.
I'll be interested to hear from others on their experience.
I used to be orally fixated, but then my gums went bad. In any event,
I'm sending this one back to Woodcraft. The gal in customer service
postulates that I received a defective unit. Going back to Mssrs. Porter
and Cable. It's getting harder to get down to adjustment level on my PC
when it's riding on my router table, but that bad boy does what it's
I got one and find that it works pretty well (at least much better
than my PC 7529 LOL). My biggest complaint is that no matter how you
set the router in the table you cannot get to both the adjustment hole
and the clamp lock hole without moving the fence, which kind of
defeats the whole idea. While I did notice some minor back and forth
movement when adjusting the height, it appears to come back to the
same point when relocked. I have no trouble with my adjustment tool
reaching all three adjustments (i.e. the height adjustment, the clamp
lock and the spindle lock) while in the table - other than having to
move the fence to get to all three holes.
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