There's never been an easier or safer way to get quick depth-of-cut adjustments with your plunge router. The Router Raizer lets you work from both the topside and underside of your router table. With the Router Raizer no special insert is required (or included) - use any router plate from 3/16" to 1/2" thick will do the trick! Height adjustments are made with a speed wrench that fits through a small hole drilled through your insert plate. When hand-held, adjustments are made from the top with a knurled adjustment knob that also works with the speed wrench. Router Raizer includes all the necessary components, instructions, and templates you need to turn your plunge router into an easily adjustable Router Raizer. Slight modification to your router is required, but well worth the effort.
Will the Router Raizer work with my router?
Router Raizer* is designed to fit the following plunge routers.
- Craftsman 27505
- Craftsman 27506
- Craftsman 27510
- Craftsman 27511
- DeWalt DW625
- Elu 3337
- Freud FT2000
- Freud FT2000E
- Hitachi M12V
- Hitachi TR12
- Hitachi M12V2
- Makita 3612B
- Makita 3612BR
- Makite 3612C
- Porter Cable 7538
- Porter Cable 7529
- Porter Cable 7539
- Porter Cable 693
- Porter Cable 693PK
- Porter Cable 6931 base
- Ryobi RE600
*Slight router modification is required.
(1) Set of Instructions/Templates
Router plate shown not included.
|Manufacturer Part Number||RZ100|
1 month ago
That said, I happen to be working with a twenty plus year old Freud FT2000. It had to be "persuaded" to come apart as described and, while I did find the part of the instructions that said to be sure that you have the little brass plug back in the plunge lock when you are reassembling, I somehow didn't catch the part that said to not let it fall to the floor and end up under a cabinet hidden in a pile of sawdust when you are taking it apart in the first place.
I would suggest a clean room while doing the conversion - not your shop.
6 months ago
A well thought out package of parts and instructions!
8 months ago
1. First, the instructions are the clearest with the best photos of any I have ever seen and my husband and I have assembled beaucoup tools and other things over the years.
2. The Router Raizer works very smoothly, raising or lowering your router 1/16” per rotation.
3. The speed drive has a built in magnet on it for removing and replacing the metal dust cover that keeps dust from getting into the mechanism. You just slide it over the cover to remove it. Leave it there while you adjust the router’s height and when you are finished, just slide it over the hole and the cover slips right back into place. Really slick. If you try doing it by hand, the cover will likely not fit as readily.
4. While the manual is daunting since it covers a large number of routers, on its website, Router Technologies allows you to download only the instructions you need for your router—10-11 pages vs. the 50+ that come with the kit. It is easier than flipping back and forth. While you can separate out the pages you need, you probably won’t be able to staple everything back together unless you have a hefty stapler. Printing out what you need is easier.
5. All the parts are illustrated true to size, so it you are wondering whether it’s part #17 or #18 you need (they look similar), you can just place the part on the picture and voila, it is clear.
6. The kit comes with 5 dust covers, so if you lose one, there are 4 more.
Observations and Tips:
1. There are a lot of tiny parts which are difficult to handle and even easier to drop and lose. I recommend putting them all in a container. The plastic tubs that mushrooms come in are ideal.
2. You will have a lot of parts left over since the kit fits many different routers. Keep them in a ziplock bag in the event you change routers in the future. Same for the parts from your router that are not reused.
3. Hope you didn’t throw away your router base when you installed it in a router table. Unless you table plate is 1/2” thick, you are going to need it.
1. The main criticism I have is about modifying the lock lever on Porter Cable 7539 router. We had a heck of a time getting it to work until we realized that the screws holding in the bolt should only be lightly tightened. If you tighten it tight with a screwdriver, the height range on the router will be reduced to less than an inch.
2. This is more of a suggestion. Listing the tools needed at the start of the router specific instructions would reduce installation time for those of us you read as we go.
Some reviewers say they completed the entire job in 1 or 2 hours. It took us much longer. This is not a race. Take your time. In the end, you will have a superb router lift.
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over 4 years ago
My bet is that you can jury rig the Router Raizer and your router to make it work -- I can not be certain, of course. Buying the Router Raizer does become a bit of a gamble for someone with a router that is not on the list.
roger . . . .