Woodpeckers PRL-2 router motor centering

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Forum topic by bmtuck posted 10-19-2017 01:18 PM 539 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-19-2017 01:18 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodpeckers router lift centering guide bushing troubleshooting

I recently purchased a PRL-V2 router lift and have mounted a PC 690 router motor. The router is not centered, and there is no obvious way to adjust it. I have contacted the factory and so far, they are indicating that its an issue with my equipment/set up, suggesting that my router motor is out of round, or an assembly error. It seems to me that there is a design weakness; the adjusting screws push the router motor to one direction, against 2 of the 3 router mounting pads. (the same direction that my set up is off center)

Given the quality of the other woodpeckers products and the claim about the precision of the lift I am taken aback of this issue.

Has anyone else used a guide bushing successfully with this lift?

thank you

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#1 posted 10-19-2017 08:09 PM

I’ve used guide bushings with my original PRL for inlay cutting boards.

Have you tried to rotate your router motor 180 degrees and see if the offset changes?

If it does, you may be able to find a sweet spot where it is centered. If there is no change, your theory is probably correct and you need to try other options like shimming or getting Woodpeckers to do a swap.

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