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Forum topic by Walker posted 05-14-2020 05:45 PM 200 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Walker

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05-14-2020 05:45 PM

I recently scored a new/open box Woodpeckers PRL-V2-414 lift on ebay for $210. The pads are for the Milwaukee 5625 motor, 4.14” diameter. I bought it before I had a router motor to go in it, but I figured for that price, once I chose a router I could just buy the correct motor pads and still be way ahead. Well, I’ve got a Porter Cable 7518 on the way, which is 4.20” diameter.

I’m assuming the tolerances on the Woodpecker’s stuff is rather tight, and the 7518 motor won’t fit with the 414 pads. The difference being 6/100ths of an inch, my question is this: Is there a way I can sand or file 1/50” off of each pad to make it work? Is that just asking for disaster?

Alternatively, does anyone want to buy the 414 pads from me? Or swap for some 420 pads? I know that’s a long shot.

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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 05-14-2020 06:02 PM

Let me ask: do you think there’s a possibility that the pad from a PRL (the forerunner) lift would work? I have the PRL and it came with the 7518 pads…I was able to buy the 5625 pads and put that router in it. Anyway, if this looks like it might work it’s yours for the postage.

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Walker

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#2 posted 05-14-2020 06:11 PM

Fred, unfortunately it looks like the V2 is a different system. The V2 motor pads look like this:

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Fred Hargis

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#3 posted 05-14-2020 06:58 PM

Sorry, didn’t realize they changed everything that much, was hoping for the best.

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#4 posted 05-14-2020 07:30 PM

I would absolutely sand those down if it were me Walker. Do you have an OSS or large sanding drum for your drill press or lathe? I’d use the largest drum you have and just work them in turn. You don’t need to remove that much metal and it doesn’t look like removing a hair too much would keep it from working.

Obviously this is just MHO, proceed at your own risk ;-)

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#5 posted 05-14-2020 07:38 PM

No lathe or OSS. But I do have a 6×48 belt sander. The diameter of the top drum is 3”. I can give it a shot, worse that happens is I ruin the pads I have and I end up just buying the correct ones anyway. My concern is that I get it close enough to fit, but not enough to hold the router tightly, causing it to move during operation. I’m also a bit ahead of myself. I should just see how much movement the set screws on the pads allow for, and wait for the 7518 motor to arrive to see if it works.

Also thought I’d post first, in case anyone needed the 414 pads before I butcher them.

-- ~Walker

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