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Forum topic by Bigkahunaranch posted 08-26-2016 02:27 AM 1051 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-26-2016 02:27 AM

Topic tags/keywords: cnc dado router

I know this may sound a little on the odd side, and if this is in the wrong group, please let me know.

I want to build a CNC table to route dados and rabbits.
I am currently doing alot of cabinets, bookcase built in etc, and
I would like to build a dedicated table with a router and mounted on linear
bearing for accuracy.
I dont need the computer or and of the other stuff. I just need some plans for an X,Y axis

I have a sliding table saw, but really hate the time it takes to install and dial in
a dado set.

Can anyone point me in the right directions ?


Super Dave
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#1 posted 08-26-2016 03:50 AM

Try this site. Maybe call them and see if they will sell the frames and bearings?

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#2 posted 09-06-2016 05:10 PM

You may be able to build your own using 80/20 components. They have an outlet store on eBay.

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#3 posted 10-15-2016 05:43 AM

Ditto on what shawnn said!
I have bought quite a bit of 80/20 on eBay and also directly from Tslots.
They both have all types of extrusions for almost anything you may want to build.

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#4 posted 10-15-2016 12:07 PM

First question how big is your table design? I just completed my 4×8 cnc it will do full size ply sheets. Doing a good size table with precision of some type will not be cheap. the computer and software for cnc is not the expensive part.

Depending on what part of the country you are in (i’m in pa), I might have a deal for you. I just upgraded my cnc from v-con bearing rails that sit on 80/20 to linear bearings. I’ve got a ton of the rails and the carriage that I’ll let go for a song if you are interested. I also have a z axis (complete).

I’m assuming you will mount the router over the material and cut. You will still need a way to control the z-axis height and lock it so it stays true but that could be handled.

If you are dealing with already cut panels, you could consider the festool MFT/3. Its a table with a fold down track that a template for your router fits in. I make wine cabinets and use it for cutting dado’s and squaring panels with my track saw. It has adjustable stops so repeatable cuts for those mating dado’s is easy.

I plan on converting to my new cnc for cutting those panels now and drilling the shelf pins. I’ll be able to cut cabinet componets for 4 cabinets at a time.

You can pick up 80/20 on ebay or as someone else suggested THats the system I built.

good luck!

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