I don't know how many flooring nails I've cut with the "Universal E-cut"
blade--several hundred at least--and the first blade is still cutting fine.
Note, by the way, that with the round blades, the entire circumference is
not used for cutting--if you wear out a spot you should be able to rotate
the blade a few degrees and go right back to work.
Get the XL/Top (it's called one thing in the US and the other in Canada) kit
and if you're going to be cutting nails an extra package of Universal
E-cuts and you should be set for a long time.
I have used a Multi Router to make 15 or so doors . . . so yes it works
fine . . . loose tenons . . . I don't use it for raised panels, but it's
fantastic for the stile/rail tenon joinery . . .
It depends on the point of reference. If viewed from the opposite side, a
clocks rotation would be counter clockwise.
Multi-router is, in fact, correctly using the "three dimensional Cartesian
Coordinate System" to describe the axis' of their machine, instead of the
two dimensional, "rectangular Cartesian coordinate system".
International standards dictate a point of reference and if they are not
using it, which they're not, they're wrong. Kind of like using your own
calendar or number system. You could, but it would make life much easier on
you and others to conform to recognized standards.
Bullshit! ... it just gives you something on which to attempt to show your
All anyone else needs to know is that the three tables move up and down,
left and right, and in and out, respectively.
Finally got to spend a full afternoon in the shop working on a personal
project with the Multi-router. What previously took days to accomplish on
this prototype chair frame was done in the space of a few hours.
... almost makes you forget the late July heat.
Maybe you didn't mention it or were purposely avoiding saying so. What did
the multi-router cost you? Had a look on their website but all it states is
to phone them for purchase information. That scares me.
I figured most folks were aware that the price is, indeed, considered scary
when contemplated for use by the average, garage shop, woodworker ... $2699
for the basic unit, no templates, no router, no bits, no stand.
Highland Hardware is one of the few retailers, and they just act as a
Looking at some of the prices of wrenches and stuff in an earlier thread, I
guess that price doesn't seem all that bad. The payoff is that you appear to
like the ease that it does some things. At the very least, it eases the
It's all relative ... not being afraid to invest in excellent tools pays, in
both time spent, and in a better end product.
I still own a recording studio and paying twice the Multi-router price for a
good microphone is something I wouldn't give a second thought to ... and it
would take $12,000 to pry the bass I continue to play out of my hands, which
has made me many times that figure down through the years.
I've yet to talk/exchange messages with a Multi-router owner who hasn't
stated that the machine has paid for itself and then continues to make them
money. In my case, and particularly since woodworking paid for it, I
wouldn't have bought it if I didn't have plans for it to do the same for me.
Of course, "The best laid plans ..." ... but you gotta take risks to get
anywhere in this world.
Very nice Sir. I suspect that after having tried the numerous shop built
jigs and having found success with using the Multirouter that the bitter
pill of buying the Multirouter may soon be forgotten. It's really neat to
have a more exotic tool in the shop that accomplishes something with much
less effort and far more precision. Enjoy.
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