Same. I don't see the need for a more powerful router as I don't plan to
do raised panels in the near future. But even then, I would borrow a
If I were to buy a new router, it would be the Triton, which, from most
accounts, seems to have met the complaints of most woodworkers.
Replace "nonet" with "yukonomics" for real email
I might go for the big Hitachi or the Triton, but I really can't
complain, and I've used it to raise panels.
I don't have a problem opening the front door on the table to adjust
the height. The Bosch fixed base adjustment mechanism works great
under a table.
in a JessEm MastRLift router plate.....when I bought it, the JessEm was made
for the 7518...so I did :-)
It is a good router for table use.....the electronic startup is a bit funny
but works fine...
I would buy the same as I LOVE the JessEm
I do raised panel
Fri, Feb 25, 2005, 9:49pm (EST-1) firstname.lastname@example.org (MikeK)
And would you buy the same brand/model again or would you replace it
with another brand/model?
I gots me a Craftsman/Ryobi router in my router table, dedicated
use. It does exacly what I want it to do. Buy another? Don't need to,
I've got 3 more, just like it. Hehehe Didn't buy 'em new, by the way.
Thinking of making another router table or two, for a bit different use.
Decdicated routers, of course. That little bugger's been in there for a
number of years now, with no problem, except the hold down for the
switch broke - so now use a tiedown on the switch, and just plug, and
unplut, it when I use it. Had a similar one in the table for about 3
years, previous to the present one. Thought a wire had burnt in two in
it, but apparently just a lousy soldering job, and vibration broke the
joint loose. One day I'll resolder it, then I'll have 4 spares.
Intellectual brilliance is no guarantee against being dead wrong.
- David Fasold
email@example.com (J T) wrote in (MikeK)
My neighbor & I cobbled together my first router table, a pretty simple
thing. Took a double electrical box, and wired a switch to switch both
outlets of a duplex plug, so the router and the shopvac went on and off at
the same time. Used one of the fancy, larger switches, so it was easier to
hit in a hurry. I'm still using the switch, although everything else has
been upgraded. I unplug the whole thing from the wall socket when I'm not
using the table, or when changing bits & settings.
Good, cheap setup, all from leftovers on the shelf of two garage/shops.
Bosch 1613aevs, used mainly in a table. It's one of the few that can
repeatedly set the bit depth in 1/256 increments. A smaller, and older
Craftsman handles the non-plunge hand-held jobs.
This was from before they had the precision (although expensive) router
lifting fixtures for tables.
Many hand-held operations are somewhat easier with a smaller, and lighter
router. Before you pick one (or two), think hard of what you'll mostly do with
Dewalt DW621 with the return spring and dust shroud
removed. Variable speed not used often - larger drawer
lock and miter lock sized bits. For bigger stuff I'd go
with the 3 hp shaper in my Robland X31 combi. That
one will spin a 7 inch cutter though I've not needed
Mind if I ask you how you removed the springs? I have the same router and
would like to do the same. Unfortunately, I don't have any paperwork for
the router. (Pawn shop special, paid 75 bucks for it. Got everything but
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