View Full Version : What Router? Where from?

18-04-2011, 02:32 PM
hi all
im currently designing a router in inventor. ive got the main table and axis parts made but could do with a router. just i dont know which one or where you find them at? any help?
ill post a pic of what ive done so far

Dan Brown
02-06-2011, 12:11 PM
check out the trend t4 light duty router http://www.trend-uk.com/en/UK/product/T5EB/3/155/1000w_14_variable_speed_router_240v_basic.html
trend also supply a range of differant size collets

Dan Brown
02-06-2011, 12:14 PM
although i've just noticed that the base is now integral instead of removable! try searching on e.bay for the older model

02-06-2011, 01:12 PM
Or use a VFD and a Chinese Spindle !

02-06-2011, 08:39 PM
Or use a VFD and a Chinese Spindle !

Might be a bit over the top for what looks like an MDF / aluminium angle machine! Still, go for it if you can afford it - will last much much longer than any router.

I'd be inclined to make the router sides a bit stronger. One economical / light way of doing this is to use two sheets of MDF (perhaps thinner) with a gap in between. That will make it much stronger in the direction parallel to the Y axis.