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Forum topic by Sparks500 posted 06-02-2020 08:44 PM 236 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-02-2020 08:44 PM

Am I bored or lazy? Idk. Seemed like the thing to do.

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#1 posted 06-03-2020 02:51 PM

I like it!

Bored? perhaps.
Lazy? I’m sure the time to fabricate and install that drive took longer than maybe a few years worth of hand cranking, so definitely not!

Can you “bump” the bit height when you need to adjust by only a few thou? (looks like the speed can go plenty low 8^)

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#2 posted 06-03-2020 03:14 PM

It started with a Musclechuck. I realized I was going to be doing a lot of cranking, so one thing lead to another.
Plus it was fun to figure out all the limit switches and interlocks.
And, I’m not the “a few thousandths” woodworker. I’m more the “I’ll just sand it a bit more” type….

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#3 posted 06-03-2020 06:04 PM

I’ve pondered doing this myself. I love my router raizer and often figured if I ever stumbled on a free DC motor with a right angle gear box that I’d do something like this. You beat me to it ;-) I like it!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#4 posted 06-03-2020 06:39 PM

I had to buy the motor off eBay. Altogether spent about a hundred bucks, but I had some of the wiring stuff already.

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#5 posted 06-03-2020 06:42 PM

I can get to mine to change bits without the musclechuck so I don’t have to crank mine that much most of the time. If I did, it would likely be worth $100 to me. I have to say, the Router Raizer itself was worth every penny it cost me :-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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