Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

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Re: Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

Post by MLange » Sat May 05, 2012 7:01 am

Interesting. It's certainly more expensive in Canada (Rotozip or the Dewalt version both go for ~$85), but even Amazon shipping to Canada is around $75.

Tool weight for the Dewalt is listed at 3.2lbs
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Re: Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

Post by CptanPanic » Sat May 05, 2012 11:50 am

I am not sure how to calculate, but do you worry if that may be too much torque for the makerslide and carridge?

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Re: Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

Post by DrRob » Sat May 05, 2012 2:02 pm

1/8" end-mills seem to cost a lot more than 1/4", at least here in the UK, so the extra cost of a spindle like this could be recouped quite quickly.

Searching for the best price in the UK I came across this cheaper alternative:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Electric- ... 500wt_1413

It's in the USA so not what I was looking for, and is lower power, but has 1/4" and 1/8" collets.

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Re: Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

Post by northbear » Sat May 05, 2012 2:19 pm

Edward,

Thanks so much for the feedback! Exciting to hear how well it works. I am curious to know what the limiting factor for speed would be! Rotary tool, frame, motors, ??? I am not suggesting you push the limits until something breaks, but if you do let us know about it! ;)
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Re: Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

Post by MLange » Sat May 05, 2012 4:25 pm

DrRob wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/New-Electric- ... 500wt_1413
It's in the USA so not what I was looking for, and is lower power, but has 1/4" and 1/8" collets.
Chicago brand I believe is sold by Harbor Freight. http://www.harborfreight.com/electric-c ... 42831.html
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Re: Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

Post by edwardrford » Sat May 05, 2012 9:12 pm

Here's the picture. As promised. I'll try to get some video tonight while I'm cutting parts!

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Re: Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

Post by sea2stars » Sun May 06, 2012 3:17 am

Yeah. Bad ass is an apt description!

Do you plan on trying it with a router speed controller?

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Re: Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

Post by minorthreat » Mon May 07, 2012 5:18 am

edwardrford wrote: All in all, really good stuff. And for $55... I should have made the switch a long time ago.
Awesome! now get a vac attachment on that beast before you get lung cancer :-p

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Re: Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

Post by edwardrford » Mon May 07, 2012 4:30 pm

A speed controller would be a good idea. Any suggestions on a make/model?

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Re: Rotozip or Laminate Trim Router for the spindle?

Post by sea2stars » Mon May 07, 2012 6:24 pm

A speed controller would be a good idea. Any suggestions on a make/model?
Unfortunately, no. Hopefuly someone can chime in with an inexpensive option to play with; Amazon, Harbor Freight, etc.

I came across this which would be fun to play with, but perhaps overkill for the Dewalt.

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