View Full Version : Router/Spindle Reccomendations

07-12-2014, 06:05 AM
I am almost done building my 1.5x1.8m CNC. Originally I planned to use my Bosh router as a spindle, but the mounting turned out to be very difficult.

Which router can you reccomend? I want to cut mainly plywood. Is the Kress 1050 powerfull enough? Or should I get a wood Router?

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07-12-2014, 07:10 AM
2.2Kw water cooled Chinese Spindle

07-12-2014, 11:16 AM
And the other options? Got a link?

07-12-2014, 03:46 PM
And the other options? Got a link?

They seem to be having good luck with this Ebay seller

infoshine15 | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/sch/infoshine15/m.html?item=291064348960&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2562)

07-12-2014, 08:41 PM
I started with the Kress 1050, and while it worked well, I felt it underpowered. I got a Hitachi M12vc with precisebits collets and I like it a lot.

07-26-2014, 09:22 PM
spindle is the best option. Porter Cable PC690 with Precisebit collets would work as well. the noise of any router is not good for your hearing, especially when running for 4-5 hours on one job. The spindle on the other hand is extremely quiet especially in the water cooled variety (I have never been around a air-cooled one)

07-27-2014, 12:15 AM
I have a Chinese 2.2 kw air cooled and it is pretty quiet.