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    looking for a 3.5 inch diameter router motor 3 hp variable speed

    Im having difficulty finding a router that is 3.5 diameter motor to fit my lift and is 3 hp or 3 and 1/4 hp.

    I don't know if I need that kind of hp to do the work I do on my router table, mostly door work, coping, that kind of stuff.

    I think a 2 and 1/4 would suit me, but if anyone knows a chart of diameters, Id appreciate it.
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    Allen here is one
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    I'm supposed to respect my elders, but its getting harder and harder for me to find one now.

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    I assume the size restriction is for a lift(?). This will be interesting if someone knows of such a machine. I have never seen a 15amp machine in that small of a form factor but, they are getting things more efficient all the time. I'll cross my fingers for you. In the lower powered units there are a herd of routers that fit the 3.5" lifts.
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    I saw that list Charles, it only shows up to 2 and 1/4 hp routers in my size range. Im certain they will do what I need to do.

    installation looks simple, I think I can do it myself. My Milwaukee 5625 wont fit, its over 4 inches, my festool wont fit, and I don't want to put old dewalt into it.
    I wait to see if alan or carol chime in with some brands, if not, Ill have to go down in power.
    I have the 5625 in the table now, love it. love it love,it, power and smooth,
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    I saw that list Charles, it only shows up to 2 and 1/4 hp routers in my size range. Im certain they will do what I need to do...
    2 hp is still a lot of router, Allen. It'll do pretty much anything you'll likely need. I have a Hitachi M12V - also 2 hp - and have used it to spin a 3" panel raising bit, in oak and cherry, with no problems at all.

    MLCS says this Bosch will fit your lift.
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    I can vouch for the Bosch 1617EVS being enough to do raised panels. Even with its 2.25hp rating, it handled the job just fine as long as I didn't try to hog off too much material at one time. When I caught the Hitachi M12V (15A, 3.25hp rated) machine at a good price, I got one for my router table. It made life a little easier when doing raised panels, but not so much so that I couldn't have lived with my Bosch.
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    That Bosch is a great router, IMHO.
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    Bottom line, your choices are limited to 2.25 HP in a 3.5 diameter motor. Or a different lift for your bigger router. I have a PC 7518 in a Jessem lift. Both are tanks for strength. As close to a junior shaper as one can get. So new router or new lift. Or, both. Your choice. LOL!
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    the lift is brand new, and motorized, so Im keeping it.
    I got your reco in the other thread.

    eventually, when I get out of lazy mode, Im going to build a small router table on wheels to house the Milwaukee 5625, just for raised panels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    ...eventually, when I get out of lazy mode, Im going to build a small router table on wheels to house the Milwaukee 5625, just for raised panels.
    Try a couple raised panels with the 2.25hp router, and you may find the 5625 rig isn't needed.
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