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Forum topic by Blackfin29 posted 08-26-2018 12:22 AM 403 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Blackfin29

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08-26-2018 12:22 AM

Hi guys,

About to purchase a Woodpeckers Router Table setup… Question is regarding the lift.

Currently wanting to put a Bosch 1617 in it. So if I purchase the lift that is suited for that diameter router, can I later just buy a kit to perhaps move up to a Full Size Porter Cable for instance? Or would I need an entirely new lift?

My research seems to have me thinking that the “Base” units are all the same… and if I wanted to go up to a 4.5” router I would only need to buy a new set of collars for the lift??

THANK YOU!!

Lou


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Andybb

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#1 posted 08-26-2018 12:33 AM

The PC will fit also. I have both and they both fit. Nothing to buy. (although my lift is a version 1) Just call WP.
https://toolguyd.com/best-router-motor-for-router-tables/

By the way, my 1617 lives in my WP lift and has yet to bog down under any circumstance. Unless you’re planning on doing production work the 1617 is just fine. If so you probably need a shaper.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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Blackfin29

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#2 posted 08-26-2018 01:24 AM

Thanks, Andy….. Much appreciated. I agree on the 1617 ability, and I work with a lot of hardwood like Live Oak and Teak. I have always wanted to incorporate a lift, as I’m still using a home-made table but it’s time ;-)

I’m curious if WP is discontinuing their current line because I see closeout prices on them?

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