I have one and it works well - on a 690 router. The down side is I also
have a PC 893 router and, although the holes on the 893 router base have the
same spacing as the 690, the pins on the 42690 are too thick to fit into the
893 holes. I wrote to PC to as if they have plans to offer replacement pins
(the pins screw into the 42690) that would allow the 42690 to fit the 893
and they said 'no'. The moral of the story, PC has a great accessory fence
but it won't fit their newest router model for want of replacement pins that
are 1/16" thinner.
Mine came with 2 sets of pins with instructions that one set should be
used for the 690 and the others for other models of routers. Perhaps
you could call a local PC parts counter and see if the pins are
You know, I never thought of that but I don't know if I'd use the fence on
the 893 often (since I can use the 690) to make it worth the effort. But my
point was that accessories should work across a product line especially if
the factory spec could specify a larger ream or the fence could come with
different posts (they just screw in).
The fence for the bigger routers won't fit the 890 or 690 either. I picked
up a 47000 fence and had to sell it. Looks like the bar that the pins
screw into could have a few different holes (in fact it has two sets of
pins and holes already) for each of the different router models. Even the
bar that the pins are held into is bolted to the rest of the guise so it
could be replaceable too. If I had decent enough tools to do metal working
(threading the pins) I'd make and sell adapters.
Everywhere. I'm curious to see what will be the result of the buy-out. Same?
"Inanimate objects are classified scientifically into three major categories -
those that don't work, those that break down and those that get lost." Russell
Isn't it just a "natural" cycle? Cut costs, quality suffers, market share
dips, institute Quality Improvement programs?
I'm nearing 50 and it sure feels like I've seen this cycle about 6 times
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