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I was looking around for a large fixed base router, for a possible work related job, this will probably do the job:
<(Amazon.com product link shortened)> Does anyone know of a larger fixed base, handheld router?
220V wouldn't be a problem.
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On 2/13/2013 9:45 AM, basilisk wrote:

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AFAIK there aren't any others...from the FWW review of not terribly long ago...

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On 2/13/2013 9:45 AM, basilisk wrote:

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Milwaukee http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200190674_200190674
BTY you can buy just the motor for the PC if that is all you are interested in.
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On 2/13/2013 10:36 AM, Leon wrote:

FWIW Milwaukee is actually claiming 3.5 hp now.
http://www.milwaukeetool.com/power-tools/corded/5625-20
And less expensive here
http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?productId0080036&storeId051&langId=-1&catalogId053&PID96839&cm_mmc=CJ-_-1796839-_-10368321&SID1565310&AID368321&cj=true
or here
http://www.acmetools.com/tools/MILWAUKEE+5625-20+3-1%26%2347%3B2+Max+HP+Fixed-Base+Production+Router?psrid1565314
or here
http://www.acetoolonline.com/Milwaukee-5625-20-3-1-2-Max-HP-Fixed-Base-Router-p/mil-5625-20.htm?psrid1565326
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On 2/13/2013 10:36 AM, Leon wrote:

FWIW Milwaukee is actually claiming 3.5 hp now. ===============================================================================================They might as well claim 10 horsepower. It would be just as true as claiming 3.5. On 120 volt, 15 amp circuit, 2.41 horsepower is all you can get and that only if assuming 100% efficiency.
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it at 125% in a frozen eviorment and take the last reading they had before it disintegrated.
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"Mike M" wrote in message

it at 125% in a frozen eviorment and take the last reading they had before it disintegrated. ======================================================================================================Very true but it doesn't make it true. I had an electronics instructor that was very close to getting his masters degree and he firmly believed that he had a 3.25 horsepower router. They'll give a degree to anyone these days.
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On Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:36:28 -0600, Leon wrote:

Thanks
It would be used as a handheld, the milwaukee looks good, it goes to the top of the list. Wanting a large router is more about duty cycle than the actual load per cut. Intended use would be to cut about 8, .5" deep X 1.75" wide dadoes across 4" stock a minute, if the job became higher volume, then custom machinery would be brought into play.
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On 2/13/2013 9:30 AM, basilisk wrote:

Wouldn't a table saw with a dado blade be much faster ???
1/2" dado is pretty deep even for a big ass router.
You will need a least 3 passes for that deep a cut and that might be pushing it pretty hard.
To make 8 per minute is pretty tough for a big table saw with a dado blade set at max width. A router will not be able to produce at that volume level I don't believe.
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On 2/13/2013 1:15 PM, Pat Barber wrote:

That would be 24 passes assuming you put a dado set on there that is just over 3/4" wide. I think I have seen 13/16".
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On Wed, 13 Feb 2013 11:15:23 -0800, Pat Barber wrote:

Oridinarily I would agree, but this operation doesn't require chip free edges or a nice smooth cut, finish will be sacrificed for speed, and the material will all be pine.
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On 2/13/2013 3:51 PM, basilisk wrote:

feeder to push it through. I don't know if 8 will be possible a minute but it would probably be the best way to control burning the bit, and getting a quality cut in one or multiple passes.
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On 2/13/2013 12:51 PM, basilisk wrote:

I didn't realize that Freud makes some rather larger bits and that should work for your project....
Scary large...
http://www.freudtools.com/p-177-top-bearing-flush-trim-bits.aspx
Note the following:
50-126 1-1/4"     1-1/4"     1-1/2"     1/2"     3-3/8" 50-130 1-1/2"     1-1/2"     1-3/4"     1/2"     3-3/4" 50-138 2"     2"     2"     1/2"     4"      *This bit has an oversized bearing to work for various jigs.
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Pat Barber wrote:

Ooooo...how much HP for that, full depth, one pass? :)
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On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:37:20 -0800, Pat Barber wrote:

Thanks for pointing those out, I hadn't looked a Freuds.
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On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 12:51:05 PM UTC-8, basilisk wrote:

I'd still worry about the force on a big router bit (it'll try to move the work sideways), as compared with the force on a dado set in a radial arm saw (which pulls the work toward the fence).
Unless you have a quick clamp system and jig, the RAS would seem to me the faster solution, and you'll get lots more cuts per blade resharpening.
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I will comment on the fact that if the Milwaukee router is anything like my Milwaukee portable circular saws, it has the best chance of any of them of doing the job. My circular saws could rip all day long, and did for many years, and never failed the gears or bearings. More torque than any other contractor grade saws. Milwaukee is also usually about 15% heavier than other brands, and in these cases, weight is usually highly relatable to strength and durability.
If I had need of a monster router, it would be my choice, hands down.
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O Intended use would be to cut about 8, .5" deep X

Might consider a dado blade on a radial arm saw. With a 2 position stop setup you can crank these out in a few seconds each.
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On 2/13/2013 2:42 PM, SonomaProducts.com wrote:

a power feeder won't do the 4" wide.
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On 2/13/2013 9:45 AM, basilisk wrote:

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I am sure you have thought this out and you have had numerous suggestions but to be quick I would consider building an 8 slot template to fit over the stock to be routed. Then use a top bearing flush trim bit to hog out between the slots in the template.
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