I recently purchased a Milwaukee router model 5615 that developed bad
bearings soon after I purchased it. The Milwaukee rep was great though
and allowed me to return it and trade up to the 5616. Sp far I love
it, but I'm wondering if you can buy the plunge base for it seperately
? Also do Porter cable edge guides work with it ?
Any feedback from other owners also much appreciated.
That extruded aluminum bar edge guide that Porter Cable makes should be
quite easy to adapt to almost any router that has holes for rod type edge
guides. It has a flat plate on the end of the aluminum extrusion that the
rods screw into. Even if it doesn't fit right out of the box it should be
easy enough to make a new plate to change the rod spacing to fit anything. I
was considering doing exactly that before I managed to locate the correct
edge guide for an older router that I have. Turn-Lock also makes an edge
guide that's easy to adapt to almost any router. It's attached to an
included router base plate with many hole patterns in it to fit many
different routers. Even if it doesn't have a hole pattern that fits your
router it's easy to copy the hole pattern from your router's base plate onto
it and even Lowes stocks the Turn-Lock edge guide.
Sorry, I can't help with the plunge base, but a Google search might find a
source, or even a used one.
Thanks Charley. I have tried Google to no avail yet. Your advice on
the turn-lock guide makes a lot of sense. A man can't have to many
routers,but seperate edge guides for all of them just doesn't make
sense. =0 )
On Apr 5, 10:09 am, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Funny, that. My 5615 has a lot more vibration than the 5616.
But it only does one job, so I'm not being bothered by it.
The 5616, however, has been outstanding and is my most used router in
I use MV12 Hitachis for plunge action, and that is all they do. I
found that cheaper than a base for the Milwaukee.
The 5620 is a dream-come-true. Quiet, accurate, and tons of balls. I
can't say enough nice things about that tool.
Thanks Robatoy. It's nice to hear that you have liked yours so well. I
have several including a Makita 3hp Plunge,which I generally keep in a
table, but this one seems to be a real nice all around router. It'll
free up my others for dedicated use such as cutting dovetais.
Plunge base available as a separate casting and edge guide possible.
See link: http://patwarner.com/router_edge_guide.html
On Apr 5, 6:09 am, email@example.com wrote:
On Sat, 5 Apr 2008 09:32:20 -0700 (PDT), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Pat, thank you for your reply. I have browsed your web pages many
times. It is comprehensive and often causes me to drool all over
myself. =0 )
I wasn't quite sure what you meant though concerning the plunge base.
Is it available from Milwaukee seperately ? I have never seen it
except in a set
Yes indeed, it is there !
Of course now after seeing the price, I have to decide if it's better
to just buy another router with the plunge base.
Thanks for finding that J. ... proves that it IS available. (and also
proves Pat right ... There IS always somebody who knows!)
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