Routing with a drill...

Hi,
This can sound weird but... have you tryed to use router bits with a drill? A fixed drill (vertical fixed, on a table) should behave very close to a plunging router....
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drill?
Big difference in performance between spinning 700 rpm versus 22,000. Tried it once with a straight cutter just to trim a little piece. Router bits work best in routers. Ed
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drill?
No where near the required speed to rout properly with a drill & possibly dangerous if the slower speed allows the bit to kickback....not even worth trying in my opinion.
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PowerToolman responds:

Even high speed drills are limited to about 2500 rpm, without load. Routers start at about 4 times that and rise to 25,000 or more rpm. Too, the bearings in drills are not built to take the side loads routers get.
Charlie Self
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Except that the tool (and its bearings) are NOT designed for a side load...

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