I'm thinking about getting the PC 8529 2 HP Plunge Router from Amazon Tool
Crib for 1.99.99 minus the $25 off
offer equals 174.99 with free shipping & no tax. I want to use it on my
Leigh D4 dovetail jig. I was wondering what your opinions are for use on
Thanks for your help.
I use my PC 690 on the Leigh D4 and it works great. No reason to expect the
new router they sell won't work fine, too, but I've never used it. I also
use the DeWalt 625 PK (I think that's the model #) with it, too, and that
works great as well. Honestly, as long as you have a good set of guide
bushings and a good router base you should have no problems regardless of
The only problem you could have is if the bit is not centered in the
guide bushings. I check my 690 occationally just to make sure and if it
is I loosen the base plate and adjust it over to center the bit.
If the bit is not centered you need to hold the router at exactly the
same anle for each cut otherwise the fit will never be right. Then also
the edges of the boards will not line up perfectly (this will also
happen if your boards are not perfectly square which is another problem
My first router was a ryobi. I stuggled with my D4 until I realized what
the source of the problem was. The center of the bit would change as I
moved it up and down. It was a $70 piece of junk but I still use it
with round over bits etc to take the edge off a board.
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