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Thread: Porter-Cable Factory-Reconditioned Model 892R 2 1/4 Peak HP Router Kit

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    Porter-Cable Factory-Reconditioned Model 892R 2 1/4 Peak HP Router Kit

    The write up on this router says

    "Motor transitions quickly between fixed base (included), plunge base (8931), and traditional spiral down bases (690 series)"

    Does anyone know will it fit the 690 plunge base?

    Thanks
    Last edited by Bart Leetch; 03-18-2009 at 12:27 AM.
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    I found a website cpoworkshop.com that says it will transition between the fixed base, plunge base and the 690 series base.

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    What I found on CPO pretty much says the same as & quoted. It doesn't specifically say it will fit the 690 plunge base.

    If you found something specific could you tell me where to find it?

    Thanks
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    The way I understand it is that it will fit all 3 bases. It even says the same thing on porter cables own website. Sorry I couldn't be of more help. Hopefuly someone out there has one and can tell you.

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    I went down to HD with 690 plunge base in tow 890 series router motor does not fit the alignment pins are not in the right position.

    They would work for a standard or D-handle base just fine because you start one pin in & the rest follow in a twisting motion.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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    Bart, I found out what they are talking about. It isn't the bases themselves that are interchangeable but that the base plates themselves are. I finally found a review on the router that clarified this. This is the site. http://www.newwoodworker.com/reviews/pc893okrvu.html

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    Bart I have both the routers you mention. It was my intention to intergrate the use of the two but sadly the rack on the one needs to be removed to fit the other. Warning to everyone that rack is held in place by two very short countersunk head screws and the only thing they have to bite into is the thin wall of the aluminum casing. This rack is used to lower and raise the router. I eventually had to retap mine and put it together with epoxy to prevent it from coming loose so what was potentially a great idea for interchangability ended up being not.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Bart I have both the routers you mention. It was my intention to intergrate the use of the two but sadly the rack on the one needs to be removed to fit the other. Warning to everyone that rack is held in place by two very short countersunk head screws and the only thing they have to bite into is the thin wall of the aluminum casing. This rack is used to lower and raise the router. I eventually had to retap mine and put it together with epoxy to prevent it from coming loose so what was potentially a great idea for interchangability ended up being not.

    Exactly what I discovered this morning at HD.
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
    "If it ain't round you may be a knuckle dragger""Turners drag their nuckles too, they just do it at a higher RPM"Bart

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