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Porter Cable

3-1/4 HP Router Motor Only Model #75182

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  • This industrial-quality 15-amp router motor features a 5-speed electronic speed control with a range from 10,000 to 21,000 RPM that is strong enough to maintain constant speed under load.Features: • Outfitted with a soft start to avoid sudden surges• Includes a specially engineered...

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    This industrial-quality 15-amp router motor features a 5-speed electronic speed control with a range from 10,000 to 21,000 RPM that is strong enough to maintain constant speed under load.

    Features:

    • Outfitted with a soft start to avoid sudden surges

    • Includes a specially engineered collet that auto-releases the bit, eliminating bit "freeze-up"

    • Another unique design places the bottom bearing closer to work for minimum bit run-out and vibration

    • Includes 1/2" collet and wrenches

    Reviews

    4.45 out of 5 stars
    22 Reviews
    1. 2.0 out of 5 stars
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      router motor bearing failing

      I bought the unit in May of this year. I noticed that when I changed bits, the bits were really warm. I bought the Porter Cable unit over others brands because they were supposedly the gold standard of routers. I had noticed a few reviews of the 75182 that the top bearing would fail. I should tested the unit as soon as I got the router but had other issues to deal with. A week ago I put the PC router on the bench along my 1617 Bosch router. I ran each unit for 3 minutes with no load and no bit. The Bosch collet was cool. The PC 75182 collect was so hot I could not touch it. Porter Cable does not give you a phone number for support, you have to fill out an online form. A week later I got an email with a link to send the unit for repair. On the online form I had stated when I had bought the unit, the serial number and the date code. At this point my opinion of Porter Cable went down the drain. To get a free shipping label, I would have had to give them my credit card and authorize a $195 overhaul of the motor. I assume they would see it was under warranty and not charge me but I had no assurance of that. I decided to pay the $20 shipping out of my own pocket. I called the service center and asked the person answering the phone about turnaround time (2 to 3 weeks), verifying mailing address, etc. I then asked if they had seen a lot of this bearing problem or if there was a revised part so this would not happen again. He could have said any number of things about being sorry for the issue or warranty or whatever to give me, the customer, a warm fuzzy. Instead he refused to answer me. Point of this: if you choose to buy the 75182 have the store test it. All it took was 3 minutes of no load to heat up so I could not hold my hand on the collect or check it as soon as you get the unit home. If it is working, it is a beast but it has to work. I will update this when I get the unit back.

    2. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Powerful

      Bought the 7518 last year and have it set up in my Kreg table using the Kreg router lift. Amazed at the power. Never bogs down, all operations are smooth. No problems right out of the box. Wish I had bought one sooner! Highly recommended upgrade.

    3. 3.0 out of 5 stars
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      Don't Expect good service

      The new router appeared to have all parts when unpackaged. The Collet did not have any threads in it. Calls to Porter Cable customer service in Ft Worth Texas was useless. They told me I was wrong and refused to offer any assistance. After numerous calls and getting blown off, I got one on by own.

    4. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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      P-C 7518 Router - Disapointing

      I just purchased a Porter-Cable 7518 router and the while the router itself may be excellent, the two wrenches are very poorly done. They are pressed from sheet metal, the surfaces of the jaws that meet the collett are rough with no attempt to machine them, and the wreches are not sized well the fit the collett.

    5. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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      Good machine but could be better

      Should come with the 1/4 inch collet and not have to order it separately.

    6. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Incredible Power

      This motor has great power. It is perfect for use in a router table with a lift. Mine is mounted in an Incra PRL-V2. The 5 speeds and soft start are great.

    7. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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      PC 7518 in Kreg lift

      easy bit changes, loads of power

    8. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      I would buy again

      professional cabinetmaker

    9. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Well made motor

      This is a perfect fit to my router table. Will power through your continuous feeding of material and than some. Have not use the variable speeds, but like the ideal of having that option.

    10. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Perfect match for my Kreg lift table!

      I bought this to mount in the Kreg 420 router table lift, which is specifically designed for use with the Porter Cable 7518. This gives it all the routing versatility and features to allow for a range of routing speeds and fine-tuned accuracy for virtually any router bit from very fine work to hogging off large amounts of material with power routing. The thumb-dial adjustment wheel means no more back-straining adjustments and the quick-adjust lever means rapid change over of bits and quick setting to rough height adjustments. All in all, a near perfect marriage of functionality and performance.

    11. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Best fitting product

      I bought this motor for my Master Lift router table and its a great fit.

    12. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Motor w/muscle

      I bought this motor to provide the routing muscle for my new router table with lift. The speed select controls and on/off switch are easy to reach....much easier to manipulate than a lesser HP Porter Cable router that I own. Electronic speed control keeps the motor turning at a steady RPM under all loads.

    13. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      The router motor is perfect!

      This beefy router motor does a great job. Perfect for my router table.

    14. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Just the motor

      Recommended for building your next table router setup or replacing an existing router on a table. Plows through the work and does not slow down. Perfect for my furniture and cabinet work. Workhorse.

    15. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Great !!

      Great team, where very helpful when i was in a time of great need.

    16. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Awesome power at a great price

      Installed in a Woodpeckers router table. This thing is practically a shaper.

    17. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      More power for hometbuilt CNC machines

      Installed it on a home built 50" by 11'4" CNC wood router.

    18. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Porter Cable Router Motor

      I have a small, custom cabinet/furniture shop. My 7518 is one of five routers in my shop. I've had this router for a year now. This router stays mounted under a Jessem router table with a Jessem Master XL lift. What a combination! Fantastic. This router is powerful. Feed stock as fast as you want. It spins large bits with ease. Slow start, selectable speeds and electronically controlled power make this router easy to use and operate (I believe safer too). The 7518 may be Porter-Cable's best router effort. I highly recommend it.

    19. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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      Good for your router table

      Works great for a router table if you cannot afford a good shaper.

    20. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Jessem Router Table and PC 7518

      The Porter Cable 7518 and the Jessem router table are a dream come true. Powerful, safe, accurate, stable and a joy to use. This router motor replaces the PC 893 which does not fit the Jessem table like the PC 7518.

    21. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      The way to go

      This router has so much power that it never strains. The small runnout makes for very smooth cuts.

    22. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      I owen 5 porter cable roters

      In router table

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