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Router Bit Height Adjustment Handle

Item #
28444
Rating:
90% of 100

Raise and lower your cutter height quickly and easily from above the router table. The eight inch shaft with hex wrench end allows precise top of the table height adjustment. The Router Bit Height Adjustment Handle works with Porter Cable 890 and 8529 series routers.

(1) Router Bit Height Adjustment Handle
More Information
Manufacturer Part Number TACK-8
Weight 0.5000
Tech Spec
  • 8" shaft with hex wrench end
  • For use with Porter Cable 890 & 8529 series routers
4.5 / 5.0
11 Reviews
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Worked great
September 3, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Excellent product
July 13, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Router Bit Height Adjustment Handle
Handle works awesome. Makes life a lot easier. I recommend this tool to anyone that doesn't have one.
January 21, 2019
Purchased
10 months ago
Fits my ryobi router and table nicely.
December 17, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Very good
Excellent substitute for a $350.00 and up router mounting kit. I have Porter Cable routers and I'm very happy.
July 29, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
It works great.
June 1, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
The cat's pajamas!
Just what I've been looking for, a metal router adjustment handle! For some reason these things are scarce (hint, hint manufacturers) but Rockler has managed to come through in the pinch. If I had one quibble it's that this thing is TALL... but who's complaining? (FWIW, I'm using it with a Ridgid R2930 router.)
January 6, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
worked fine
March 17, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Well Made Tool
This tool is well made and works great with my Ryobi R163 router. I would recommend this product.
August 13, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Could be made better
This handle works, but it could be made better. The turning handle on mine has come off, which can be reassembled and there is a set screw to tighten.
February 10, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
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fits ryobi 163 router for table use
John G on Nov 3, 2019
Provides same benefit as a router lift at low cost and now I will purchase the router to use this with, great advantage
Bob B on Aug 20, 2019
fits ryobi 163 router for table use
John G on Nov 3, 2019
My existing one wore out. This will replace that part
S T on Oct 25, 2019
Provides same benefit as a router lift at low cost and now I will purchase the router to use this with, great advantage
Bob B on Aug 20, 2019
The reviews said it works with my brand router and it looks sturdy.
Larry D on Jul 14, 2019
Works amazingly with Porter Cable 892
Jason R on Jul 2, 2019
Seems like this will work on my Ryobi router. I am a newby to the hobby and I am in a process of setting up my router table. Will do an update when I get the item.
ULREC E on Feb 13, 2019
The adjustment handle that came with my router was plastic and does not work great. I am hoping this will be a worthy replacement for it.
Carl F on Jan 4, 2019
use with router plus save money
ALBERT E on Nov 21, 2018
I needed one to make work easy
James B on Aug 3, 2018
want to be able to ajust the bit height from above the table
dixie p on Jan 19, 2018
I have a stationary porter cable Router.
Ken C on Nov 3, 2017
To easily adjust the height of my router on the router table
Brock G on Oct 3, 2017
above table height adjustment
Michael M on Aug 25, 2017
better than standing on your head to adjust it from underneath
John R on Apr 20, 2017
went with porter cable router when inserted upside down in a table.
ken k on Nov 29, 2016
If I was going to buy this setup, wanted this feature.
Eric D on Nov 25, 2016
I chose this to make changing the bit height on my router easier.
Sinisa K on Sep 19, 2016
I hope it fits my router and works well, sure will make things easer.
Mark on Apr 12, 2016
To make it easier to adjust the router.
DAVID H on Jan 3, 2016
i have nerve damage to hands adjuster make it easier to raise and lower
odean l. d on Jan 1, 2016
i need a router lifter
Juan M on Apr 24, 2015
My existing one wore out. This will replace that part
S T on Oct 25, 2019
The reviews said it works with my brand router and it looks sturdy.
Larry D on Jul 14, 2019
Will this handle work on a Porter-Cable 7518 router (3.25HP, 5-speed)?
Stephen P on Mar 15, 2017
will the handle fit the 892 router?
dixie p on Jan 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes, I used it with the Kregg router table insert predrilled for Porter Cable
Hi there. Looks like a great tool and especially for the table mounted orientation. Quick question - what is the size of the hex wrench end; 5?32", 3?16", 7?32? Thank you! David
David on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It fits a 3/16" hex shank.
What size hex key does it fit? There's no way to know whether it will fit my router if that isn't listed.
Marc S on Jan 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The size is 3/16. It will work on several brands but I use it on Porter Cable. Works great on my lift
Does this fit the Bosch 12 2.25-HP Variable Speed Combo Fixed/Plunge Corded Router?
Kevin J on Jul 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The Rockler router bit height adjustment handle fits 3/16 inch hex wrench. If the Bosch adjustment mechanism has this size and shape then it will fit.
Does this work with the Porter Cable Model 6931 router?
Bradford T on Oct 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No it will not. It is only designed for the 890 series from Porter Cable.
Does this eliminate the need to buy an expensive lift?
Carlos L on Jul 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hi, Carlos. It does not replace the capability and stability of a precision lift, but it does sort of work like one. You are limited to the travel distance that your router adjustment allows, but you can access it from the top of the router table, via a hole in the mounting plate. It works well for what it actually does, but I do plan to upgrade to a $300+ lift at some point, as they provide greater control and smoother movement. I hope this helps.
Are the Rockler router plates predrilled to accept this handle?
Scott C on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I believe that the only one drilled for this is the A plate and the holes are for the Porter cable routers.
will the tee Handle hex fir my Craftsman fixed base router model 320-37595?
David V on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I looked up your router model but was unable to confirm if it has the proper connection point for the tee handle. If your router has a hex post near the height adjustment knob, it should work. The handle is an inexpensive option to buying a true router lift. you will need to make sure you clear the wood chips from around the router clamp periodically so it does not bind up when adjusting the height.
Will it fit the craftsman router with the two wood handles, looks like the Bosch?
Dan S on Oct 30, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes
Will the handle work with the 690 router?
dixie p on Jan 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It fits my porter cable 8902 if that helps
Will this work for the Bosch Fixed Base (RA1161)? I know the existing adjustment tool is 1/8". So that makes sense to me. This would be a lot better.
Scott C on Sep 12, 2018
WILL THIS HANDLE WORK IN A PORTER CBLE MODEL 7539 ?
zungui on Dec 1, 2016
Will this Rockler Router Bit Height Adjustment Handle Item #: 28444 also fit the Bosch MRF01 base in addition to the Porter Cable 890 base?
DIY_GUY on Feb 1, 2016
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