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Discussion in 'Lounge' started by Catpower, Jan 10, 2018.

  1. Catpower

    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    I was reading in a thread @HMD was looking at a a Porter Cable plunge router, this is what I did with a Bosch 1617EVS router I got from CPO for $129 it is a factory reman with the same warranty, generally these sell for $239-259.I like it because the fixed base is set up so you can riase or lower the motor from the top. An Allen wrench fits through the little hole in front of the base to do it

    I was going to weld up a base but the day i got the wild hair to build it it was cold as hell and the welding shop takes for ever to heat up, so I made the stand out of ash and covered it with India ink, looks pretty good R table1.jpg R table 2.jpg R table 3.jpg
     
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    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    Anybody want to guess how long it will be before I put a cover on the switch?:lachen::lachen::lachen::lachen:

    But I did get the T track inlaid on the fences though
     
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    Texas-Tech Official Geezer*

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    Never
     
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    Zman Hanging by a Thread

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    Was gonna bring that up, so I'll just pick on the air filters in the background. Either used and not disposed of, or soon will be covered in sawdust and will need to be disposed of!
     
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    HMD does it matter?

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    good memory, rick.
    nice build. i gotta make a table. sometime.
    i bought a p/c 895 kit, 2 1/4 hp with fixed and plunge bases
     
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  6. flange

    flange Act like you care and do SOMETHING!!

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    given the budget I could get your sawdust down to 12% moisture content without an oven. that's all I can see related to hvac-r-ww
     
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    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    I keep it at 6-7%
     
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    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    That PC is a good router,I just bought the Bosch's because they were on a super sale

    If you flip the PC router over does it have provisions for an Allen wrench on the bottom of the base to raise and lower the motor? I never even thought about it when I got these and was rather impressed with the forward thinking

    I never thought I would have much use for a router table, I have 2 shapers, and can use router bits in one of them, but it is a royal PITA to change bits, and top end on it is 12,000 RPM, with the smaller router cutters 12,000 needs to be at least twice that, these go to 33,000, nice smooth job
     
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    Catpower The Crowd Pleaser

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    They have gone through about 10 "cleanings" I just blow them out, but the ones that were in while I was spraying shellac and urethane, are pretty much history, guess I will have to buy some more or blow out what I have left more often:lachen::lachen::lachen::lachen:
     
  10. HMD

    HMD does it matter?

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    yep, it has a base/table adjuster. the price for the dual bases was right.
    i have a bosch laminate trimmer, from back when bosch built in the USA. great tool.
     
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