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Forum topic by willhime posted 01-22-2019 08:23 PM 380 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-22-2019 08:23 PM

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I’m looking for a recommendation on a work light for hand routing. I do small detail work a lot and it would be nice to mount some sort of flexible led light to my router. My headlamp has its limitations as does my extendable tilting lamp.

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#1 posted 01-22-2019 11:33 PM

there are a number of small flexible led lights available,the produce a bright white light and little or no changing everything in my shop and home to led’s.might look on amazon and see what they have.

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#2 posted 01-23-2019 03:51 PM

I also use a headlamp (ZebraLight) and wanted a little more light w/my router. My solution was to make a simple bracket out of steel that I can clip a small flashlight to. The flashlight I use takes an 18650 battery and throws out alot of light—like a 1000 lumens. I typically use it in a lower brightness mode (maybe 600 lumens).

On my Festool router there are 2 points where I normally mount the light—where it is shown now and the spot where the black box is shown. Neither if these is ideal because of the shadows cast by the router bit, but it is a vast improvement over nothing and is better than my headlamp alone.

I also tried mounting a bore scope on my PC 690—but I felt that the light was too weak and I got better results with just a headlamp.

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#3 posted 01-23-2019 05:02 PM

Or, if you’re in the market for another trim router (cuz routers are like clamps).....the Dewalt comes with a built in light.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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