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the perfect router

Discussion in 'CNC Routing & Laser Cutting' started by ernie, May 23, 2004.

  1. ernie

    ernie Member

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    I keep thinking that I can build a better router. What are the features that you would like to see in a new design.

    My wish list:
    I keep thinking that a near vertical table (like a panel saw) would be best to reduce floor space requirements.
    A vacuum table with self sealing holes so a small shop vac could be used.
    An automatic tool changer.
    Automatic alignment to the substrate corner.
    Good dust collection.
    A quiet router head.
    No 3 phase power requirement.

    Can you add to this wish list?

    ernie
     
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  2. exsigns

    exsigns Guest

    yes I can. You are dreaming :biggrin:
     
  3. Dennis Raap

    Dennis Raap Active Member

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    Touch pad to set table Z for tool.
     
  4. ernie

    ernie Member

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    Dennis,
    Great Idea........... I'll build one for my router.
    A table surface touchpad could be done with a switch, battery and LED mounted on the edge of the vacuum table. Just drive to the switch position then drop the tool until the LED goes on. At this point I would raise the router 1 inch for my material thickness and zero my program in Z.

    ernie
     
  5. Dennis Raap

    Dennis Raap Active Member

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    Ernie, that sounds like a great idea I never thought of using of using a switch along with a LED when I get some free time I am going to work on one.
    :thankyou:
     
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