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Forum topic by tomsfoolery posted 11-29-2020 09:30 PM 244 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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tomsfoolery

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11-29-2020 09:30 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question palm routers

I am gearing up to do some inlay down the road. I have been trying to find a small Led light with a gooseneck on it that I can like rubberband to the router. I have not had much luck finding anything small enough. Does anyone have something that they use that can point me in the direction? Thanks

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#1 posted 11-30-2020 02:50 AM

Just trying to think outside the box here… Maybe take a look at some of the “book lights”. The little lights that clip on to the cover of a book.

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#2 posted 11-30-2020 06:42 PM

You might consider bore lights. I have this one. I have to say that I’m not that impressed with the results. Not very bright and the vibration of the router sometimes makes the light flicker. I don’t think these lights have the lumens needed.

I have a small plunge router and rigged up something using a Zebra light flashlight that works well. The flashlight has a clip on it that I clip to a piece of steel that I cut and bent. I attach the steel to different points on the router depending on what I need. These little Zebra light flashlights put out a lot of light! I would also suggest looking at their headlamps and consider using one of those if you find adding lighting to your router a challenge.

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#3 posted 11-30-2020 06:55 PM

I think you should rethink your plan. I looked into something similar and after trial and error buying things on amazon and returning, the best thing was actually an adjustable headlamp. I found one that was light enough, had angle adjustment that stayed put, and multiple brightness levels. Now there is a spotlight wherever i am looking.

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#4 posted 11-30-2020 07:17 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I had not thought about a headlamp but that is something that could de used in different situations and the price is not too bad and they are rechargeable which is a big plus. I did find some flashlights with the flexible neck. the Zebra lights I saw were pretty expensive. More than what I would like to pay at this time.

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#5 posted 11-30-2020 08:24 PM



Thanks for the suggestions. I had not thought about a headlamp but that is something that could de used in different situations and the price is not too bad and they are rechargeable which is a big plus. I did find some flashlights with the flexible neck. the Zebra lights I saw were pretty expensive. More than what I would like to pay at this time.

- tomsfoolery

I actually have probably 5 or 6 headlamps since they are so versatile. I use them for :
Camping (chopping wood at night holding a flashlight in your teeth is no fun)
Going up in the attic(enough said)
Working on cars (beats any “shop light” designed for mechanica)
Hiking at night
Walking dogs at night(make sure they aren’t eating weird things)
Astronomy (i have one with a red light that doesn’t trash your night vision)

Sometimes my wife makes fun of me cause i will forget i have one and come to dinner still wearing one.

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