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Milwaukee 2-1/4 HP Router (5616-xx)

by PresidentsDad
posted 11-13-2018 08:32 PM


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 11-14-2018 12:08 PM

I didn’t realize it was a big complaint, but it was certainly one I had. When I looked at the parts list the locking screw looks to be the same I got with mine (#06-87-0100 page 3). I replaced them with some ones I bought from Grainger and the replacements work a lot better. I couldn’t get the OEM tight enough to hold the rod for some reason.

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#2 posted 11-14-2018 03:26 PM

So no issues since you changed out the set screw? Also, before you purchased did you compare it to the Bosch 1617 and if so, why’d you go with the Milwaukee over the Bosch? Thanks for the help.

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#3 posted 11-14-2018 07:45 PM

I haven’t had any problems with the replacement screws since I replaced the OEM. I didn’t compare the Milwaukee with the Bosch. No particular reason except maybe the price. I bought my first some years back when Amazon had killer deals in the Milwaukee kit. I bought my first one for $100 (the combo kit), sadly those days are long gone. Anyway, since then I bought 2 more and a Milwaukee 5625 for the router table. I don’t see one being so much better (Milwaukee versus Bosch) but which ever you pick I think it’s best to stay in the family. That way stuff like collets/edge guides/wrenches/whatever all interchange.

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#4 posted 11-14-2018 08:49 PM

I really want to use a 5625 for my table and, like you, I’m thinking stay in the same family.

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