Palm router

Discussion in 'Tool Talk' started by mrppp, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

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  2. Jitender

    Jitender Well-Known Member

    Going to order the plunge base. Thanks
     
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  3. KEVIN NAIRN

    KEVIN NAIRN New Member

    This is my set-up for routing hinge recesses:
     

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  4. KEVIN NAIRN

    KEVIN NAIRN New Member

    More pics: The new Bosch cordless router is FANTASTIC I've also made a fence for it (I'll post pics next time)
    I use a 46/913 Trend top bearing guided router cutter (the short one) the plywood can be adjusted as it runs in slots and the wing nuts are attached to coach bolts. I mark out the hinge in pencil, adjust the ply to the hinge size I marked, clamp up and GO! Takes 10 seconds to rout the recess once set up. The small piece of ply is glued in then blind dowelled vertically in the centre of the edge so it doesn't move.
     

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  5. KEVIN NAIRN

    KEVIN NAIRN New Member

    The trestles allow me to plane doors to width (by clamping them to the sides of the trestles) and trim to length by laying on the top of the trestles. The feet are coach bolted so they fold in for ease of transport/use. I've hung about 20 doors with these trestles so far.
     

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  6. KEVIN NAIRN

    KEVIN NAIRN New Member

    Forgot to mention: the square rectangle in the ply is the length of the hinge, but 50mm wide as the Bosch 12volt router doesn't plunge. You set the cutter to the right depth (thickness of ply + thickness of hinge, drop the router into the gap and away you go. No more dragging around 110 volt routers and transformers!
     

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  7. KIAB

    KIAB Well-Known Member

    I'm surprised Bosch haven't brought out a 18v router yet.
     
  8. Jitender

    Jitender Well-Known Member

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    AlvyChippy Active Member

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