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    Default 150" PM

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    Hey Jeff, is that the big Porter cable (3 1/4HP) or the 1 3/4HP. I was thinking about buying that 1 3/4 for the VS, but I might buy one of those cheap router speed controls and use one of the 690's I already have.

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    Yep! I ordered the 3 1/4 HP from Amizon.com's tools site.

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    I've got one of those too, but it's too heavy for the machine I'm building. Great router, too. And it is reasonably quiet at the slow speeds.

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    I just purchased the Makita RF1101 for a small router I’m building (10" cube work envelope). 21/4 HP with 8000-24000 rpm. The other two larger Makita routers I use for work have been very reliable over the years, sometimes working non-stop for 8 hour shifts. This may be a good alternative to the Porter-Cable

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    Default Porter Cable router is here!

    It was on my door step today! Wow it looks great and even runs better. The slow speed @ 10,000 is not very noisy at all. I think I am going to like that I went this way. I'm now designing a mounting flange for it. Maybe I can have this CNC machine ready to cut something by the end of this weekend.

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    Hi Jeff, here is the mount I designed for the 3 1/4 hp porter cable.
    http://www.members.shaw.ca/axxus4/porter%20cable/



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    Oh! You mean something like this

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    Default Home Made collets

    I just finished the first collet that fits a Porter Cable router. This will hold a 1/4" bit at a fixed location. I now just need to make two each for 1/8", 1/4", 3/8" and 1/2". Then I can hold both standard and ball cutter for each size.

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    And here is the collet in the router. It ran very straight and smooth.

    Now on to finish the table top. I have all the tee slot bars made. I am now mounting them to the plate.

    More to come!!!

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    Default collets

    Jeff,

    The collet looks great. Does it seat at the same depth in the spindle after repeated removal and intallation?



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    Yes, very nice looking design.

    First you get good, then you get fast. Then grouchiness sets in.

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    Tsalaf, That is the idea behind the fixed collets. The taper on the collet matches the taper in the router. The nut just holds them together.

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    Hey Jeff, any chance you might offer those for sale? Porter Cable 690's also use the same collet, btw.

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    Ger21,

    Do you mean the drawings or do you mean the parts? I really don't have the time to create parts, but if anyone wants the drawings for the collets I can post them. What I did was purchase extra Porter Cable collets so I could get the nut and snap ring. I take them appart and use them on the new fixed collets.

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    Hi,

    Yes, I would be interested in the drawing. Please post them if you can....Very nice job, and a great idea! Fantastic cnc router.

    Eric

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    Actually, I was thinking of the parts. I probably won't have my router complete until sometime this winter, so I don't need them now anyway.

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    Before I give out any design prints I want to see if it works! I hate making something available to others and find out it does not work

    I will do proper R&D work before I let it go.

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    Hi Jeff,

    That is a really good idea. It is along the lines of milling machine collets. I have been thinking of just an insert to my normal collet (1/4" in my case) to handle 1/8" bits.
    I wonder if the bit is going to be held in there tight enough with just the setscrew. I don't see any compression slits. Do your bits have a flat in them?
    Now what we need is the same kind of collets in 1/16", 1/8" & 1/4" for the Porter Cable 7310 and 310 series trim routers. Since alot of us are using those routers.

    Chris



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    Originally posted by HomeCNC
    I managed to finish my Servo controller box this weekend. It worked great! I used a torid for the transformer this time. Wow do I like them.
    How did you make the metal enclosure? Did you make it or buy the enclosure. I would sure like to know how to make one.



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