PROBLEM WITH Woodpecker PRL V2 Lift

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Forum topic by ronlatour posted 08-15-2019 06:43 PM 238 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-15-2019 06:43 PM

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I replaced my previous Woodpecker lift with subject lift earlier this year and love it. That is, except for one issue. Namely, maybe a third of the time, the bit will jump up or down slightly (maybe 1/32” or so). It occurs after a gross positioning with the wrench when I first turn the fine tuning wheel even though the brake has been released. Has anyone experienced this problem?

I’ve already returned it for repairs for this problem but it still occurs. My recent contact with Woodpeckers indicates that they ‘re not concerned so long as the bit doesn’t drift after setting the brake. However, they do admit that they don’t understand why this is happening. And that’s my concern. What I do next depends upon the response to this thread as to how common this is.


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#1 posted 08-17-2019 09:12 PM

for the record I have not had an issues with this lift.

-- measure 3 times, cut once

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#2 posted 08-18-2019 02:23 PM

On occasion I notice a slight “bump” as a change in height is made on my PRL 1.0

It’s maybe a thou or two, not much but I’m tending to always approach height changes by lowering then raising the bit to the final height so any backlash is eliminated.

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#3 posted 08-20-2019 02:47 PM

dbw/splintergroup, thanks for the feedback so far. I’d like to get some more responses to help me decide whether to go back to Woodpeckers or not.


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