I have lots of information about routers and have decided what I want
is a 2-3HP V/S fixed base router to use mainly in a table and I want
to be able to adjust the depth from above the table and I want to be
able to change bits above the table as simply and conveniently as
possible. I have seen the material and reviews of the PC 890 series
and they have all the features I want but I am not impressed with all
the reviews. Many reviews have been less than complementary. What
other choices do I have given the qualities of the router I want to
purchase. Any and all help great fully accepted. Thanks
The ability to change bits from above the table is great. However, I am
not so sure anymore that depth adjustment from above the table is that
much of a deal stopping feature anymore. A couple of years with my
Triton has me thinking this way. Easy above the table bit changes and 5
second under the table height adjustment. If I had to go back to having
just one router, it would be the Triton. Cheers, JG
Bob Beckwith wrote:
=============================I read the original post and did not respond ...
I have no routers that I can change the bits from above the table nor
do I have any that allow me to adjust the height etc from above the
I have 4 router tables set up in my shop..(2 conventional, one
overhead and one in a horizontal table) .all have a dedicated router
I have no problem spending 3 seconds to pull the router out of the
table and place it on the top to change a bit...I mean it takes all of
5 seconds to do...and does not require any effort...
Adjusting the height is also not hard BUT it would be nice to get a
router lifter or some device similar BUT until the proices of those
things come way way down (like $9.95) I will continue to do as I have
the last 40 years and just bend over reach under the table and raise
or lower the bit ...
I have yet to see one of those systems for under a hundred bucks (closer to
two, if I recall) and while I'd like to have one, I can always find a couple
or three bits for that same hundred bucks that I'd rather have more.
Thanks to all who have provided comment and feedback.
I have decided based on a lot of your comments that above the table
bit change and above the table height/debth adjustment is not that
important a feature. I have read a number of reviews and have decided
on the Freud 2000 router. Thanks again all.
On Sat, 01 Jan 2005 19:15:17 GMT, Bob Beckwith
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