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  1. #1
    Hi Guys, just wondering whats your opinion on this spindle for a new build?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-2KW-220V-A...89583#shpCntId

    it is very cheap I think, but hopefully it would do for my first build, what do you think?

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    Its the typical . If you are happy with the seller and the price. Werent there some that ship from UK?
    project 1 , 2, Dust Shoe ...

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  4. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by Noplace View Post
    Hi Guys, just wondering whats your opinion on this spindle for a new build?

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-2KW-220V-A...89583#shpCntId

    it is very cheap I think, but hopefully it would do for my first build, what do you think?
    Be aware that this is an air cooled one ( I think they can be noisy) the link says 3HP VFD but the description says 2.2Kw. ..Clive

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  6. #4
    I just received that same spindle from that same seller today.
    I bought the spindle only, and don't have any way to run it right now.
    Shipping was very fast. From Hong Kong on Monday to my house in Michigan on Wednesday. Packaging was marginal, but it arrived intact.
    First impressions:
    Turns very smoothly. Feels solid.
    Spindle taper grinding is on the rough side. High end spindles have a near mirror finish on the taper. This one was ground with a rougher grinding wheel. Most handheld routers have a smoother taper than this. Not sure if it will have any effect on runout.
    Fit and finish isn't perfect.

    You definitely get what you pay for. This is the lowest priced 2.2Kw spindle I've seen, which is why I bought it. A friend of mine has a 2Kw Teknomotor spindle. I can buy 4 of these for the price of his.
    Gerry
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  8. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    This is the lowest priced 2.2Kw spindle I've seen, which is why I bought it. A friend of mine has a 2Kw Teknomotor spindle. I can buy 4 of these for the price of his.
    I don't understand this Gerry because I can get 2.2Kw Watercooled spindle and VFD with free delivery to UK for £185.!! . . . . I buy these all the time and while not top quality they are more than good enough for most people and far exceed any wood routers need.

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  10. #6
    Are you getting those directly from Chai?
    The cheapest I see on Ebay is about $350US, or £230.
    Air cooled tend to be a little more.

    I paid £133 delivered for the air cooled spindle only.
    Gerry
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    Are you getting those directly from Chai?
    The cheapest I see on Ebay is about $350US, or £230.
    Air cooled tend to be a little more.

    I paid £133 delivered for the air cooled spindle only.
    No just off ebay there are several look here. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_fr...indle&_sacat=0

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    £214 is the cheapest one there. A bit more than £185.

    And it's the same one that's £230 on the US Ebay site.
    Last edited by Ger21; 05-02-2015 at 02:33 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ger21 View Post
    £214 is the cheapest one there. A bit more than £185.

    And it's the same one that's £230 on the US Ebay site.
    Strange it should be differant to what I'm seeing from same link but to prove I'm not inventing prices here's a screen shot. Check time and date on my PC.!!
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  14. #10
    Maybe it's different because I'm in the US. That listing you just posted shows £183.99 + £300 shipping.

    Regardless, I think I got a fair price. I didn't want the Chinese VFD, and I wanted air cooled.

    Can you tell me if you've seen the rough ground taper (probably just turned?) on any that you've used, and if so, was it still acceptable in use?
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