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Offline 3PedalMINI

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Jessem Pow-R-Tek Motor Review
« on: April 18, 2018, 08:40 PM »
Some of you may have seen my other thread about getting the Incra combo number 3 System. Although it will be a while before I get it and can set it up I just received my jessem powrtek motor. There is zero information out there on this motor, just a few forum posts about it. I will try to post a video review when I get everything up in running but for now here is the unboxing pictures!

The first thing I will say is this seems to be 1-2 pounds lighter then the PC7518, don’t know if this is due to having the switch mechanism remotely located or not. Was kind of shocked to feel that though. None the less we’ll see how it performs down the line.

The motor control box is nice and solid, although it is plastic. The switch feels nice to flip and the dial also feels nice. I don’t like the mounting plate so I’m going to take it off and figure out another way to mount it. All of the connectors are sealed which is very nice!

It does come with the collets, which are tucked away in some styrofoam and easy to miss. The offset wrenches are extremely nice, heavy duty and are rubberized, they feel extremely good and  was a pleasant surprise!

That’s about it for now, here are some pics!
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Offline Alanbach

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Re: Jessem Pow-R-Tek Motor Review
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 10:17 PM »
After years of building another router table every the last one proved incapable of some new task I finally purchased Jessen’s Master Lift Excell complete router table five or six years ago. I needed a router that could live up to this router table so I purchased their best at the time which was a specialty product that Milwaukee was making for Jessem. It is a Milwaukee model 5626-68 with a Powertek controller which is variable speed, soft start in a separate control box. I believe that the router is 3.5 HP and it is a beast. I can spin just about anything (specs say 3.5” diameter max.). I believe that what you purchased is Jessem’s attempt to better that product. Mine does not have the digital readout on the speed control and I am unaware of other differences. Anyway mine is fantastic and I can’t imagine that I could throw anything at it that it couldn’t handle. Yours will be awesome!

Offline 3PedalMINI

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Re: Jessem Pow-R-Tek Motor Review
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2018, 06:53 PM »
Thanks for your feedback! I agree I don’t think jessem would put their name on crap! I’m excited! :D
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Offline justaguy

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Re: Jessem Pow-R-Tek Motor Review
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2018, 07:03 PM »
Mine arrives tomorrow

Offline Joe Felchlin

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Re: Jessem Pow-R-Tek Motor Review
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 04:41 PM »
Jessem had some distribution problems a few years ago -
And for a few years virtually “disappeared” from the U.S. market.
Thankfully they came back - ‘Cause their router table stuff is solid/terrific.

I coupled my Jessem Master Lift Excel II with a PC7518 - Mite-R-Slide, Jessem table and stand - The works. Love it.
Sounds like you’ve got an even better set-up going. ALL JESSEM.

I strongly recommend adding Jessem’s Clear-Cut Stock Guides.
I wouldn’t be without ‘em.
« Last Edit: April 24, 2018, 04:46 PM by Joe Felchlin »
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Offline ben_r_

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Re: Jessem Pow-R-Tek Motor Review
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2018, 10:22 AM »
LOVE Jessem products. I own several. Have been curious about the Pow-R-Tek motor, but since my PC 7518 is still going strong I just cant justify replacing it yet.
If at first you don't succeed, redefine success!

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Jessem Pow-R-Tek Motor Review
« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2018, 12:37 PM »
I feel the same way about my Master Lift Excell. I would love the II but no way to justify the expense and the hit I would take on selling my perfectly good excell.