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    Woodpecker PRL-V2

    My wife is insisting that I do a shop project so I am going to do 2 "Norms" shop projects.

    The first will be Norms deluxe router table. I want a lift and a dedicated router so I am considering a Woodpecker PRL-V2 and will marry a PC-7518 router motor to it.

    Anybody have any experience with either device?
    Last edited by Ken Fitzgerald; 07-11-2012 at 02:02 PM.
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    Yep, I built that last year. Same router, the lift is the PRL, from when they did "another Last" run. Great set up. Put mine on 4" casters instead of the base. When cutting the slots and what not into the Formica covered pieces, go slow, I had a few chip outs. Doesn't hurt anything, just bothers me. Basically just follow the plans and you should be good to go on the wood part. Oh, buy the router template for the opening great time saver.
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    I have the woodpecker side winder ... picked up off Craig's list .. and am very pleased with it. Have a Milwaukee 3625 mounted in it .. also very pleased with this ... came with the lift. I made my own template for cutting the mounting plate hole by tracing the mounting plate onto a piece of MDF and then cutting it out. Worked very well.
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    I have two Triton routers and love them. The reason I am posting this is because they both have the lift built in. The lift is operated from above the table. The elevation scale is very accurate and very smooth. The only thing you have to reach under the table for is the switch. The bits are mounted and unmounted above the table. There is no messing around with the way the router is placed in the lift; it is always correct.

    Highland has had some good deals on the Tritons. You get router and lift for the same price as a lift.

    Enjoy,

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    I have Norm's plans and DVD for his router table. If you haven't bought them yet I'd be happy to loan them to you.
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    Thanks Bob! I have them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Gibson View Post
    I have Norm's plans and DVD for his router table. If you haven't bought them yet I'd be happy to loan them to you.
    Hey Bob I would be interested in using them....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jay Caughron View Post
    Hey Bob I would be interested in using them....
    hey jay just make a extra large organ box and throw a router in it
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    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    hey jay just make a extra large organ box and throw a router in it
    Now that would just be sweet........
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    Ken, I love my 7518. Plenty of power. I have the old PRL too, way before the V2 came out. I've had it back to Woodpecker for adjusting once under warranty, lifetime by the way, and came back like brand new, just cost me the shipping to get it there. You might look to see if they have any of the B-stock. That's what I bought and it saved me some dollars. Only had a couple of scratches, which I've put plenty more on it, and still had the lifetime warranty. They don't always have these, but it's worth a look see. Also, the Incra is the same lift, different insert setup. Not sure at this point which one I would go with if getting another. Note, I didn't say replace the current one!!!! You'll love the set up...just get it. Jim.
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