Another silly question but, as an old boss once said to me -- "You didn't
ask. And if you don't ask you don't want to know. And if you don't want
to know I'm not going to waste my time telling you".
I have a router which does not have a lock-on for the power switch i.e let
the switch go -- the router stops. How could this router be fixed into a
commercial router table?
First, make sure you have an external power switch on the table. then you can use
duct tale or open the unit and bypass the power
switch. Otherwise get a 3-1/4 HP unit and dedicate it to the table.
I'm sure there are other options as well.
On Wed, 6 Oct 2004 18:00 +0100 (BST), email@example.com (Malcolm Webb)
provide a switch outside of the table, one you can reach easily when
you're using the table. I use one of those router speed control boxes.
if this router is going to stay in the table you can lock the switch
with a loop of electrical tape. if you're going to take it in and out
make the switch lock be something attached to the cord such that in
order to plug the router in you have to unlock the switch.....
firstname.lastname@example.org (Malcolm Webb) wrote in
As others have stated, you need an external switch box so that you can turn
the router on and off easily. For keeping the trigger depressed, use one of
those velcro strips sold for bundling cord. Less messy than peeling off
duct tape when you use it out of the table. It's very tempting to use a
cable tie, but then you have to remember where you left the side cutters.
Be sure your external switch is OFF before you plug in the router!
Don't use a lightswitch - the surge currents on something the size of
a table-mounted router will kill it.
I strongly suggest a no-volt release switch, as for any machine tool.
It also avoids the main risk of accidentally plugging the router into
a live outlet.
Personally I wouldn't buy a router with an intermittent switch like
this. I hope the manufacturers are listening.
On Wed, 06 Oct 2004 19:17:41 -0700, email@example.com wrote:
Induction motor - lower surge than a brush motor.
Axminster do a few for the UK / Euro market. They sell one as an NVR
switch for small machinery, or the same thing in a neater box with a
socket for rather rmore markup. I just use one from an old table saw.
Which countries ? They're OK in Europe and presumably in the USA. I
keep hearing this as an explanation, but can't find anything to back
it was 2HP running on 110V... and the OP never said how big his router
thanks. found them on axminster's website:
I've never seen these for sale this side of the pond. I'm sure there
would be a market. listening, Robin Lee?
Japan, though that was for a handheld planer, not a router. I don't
have any information about routers there.
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