panto router

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Project by simonGee posted 02-02-2011 02:01 AM 18665 views 27 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a panto router that I built using the instructions I bought from I noticed that when I used it there was alot of dust from the wood so I added a vaccuum system to help that problem.

-- Simon, Illinois

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#1 posted 02-02-2011 02:16 AM

What is a panto router and how is it used? Looks like an interesting piece. I enjoy shop made machinery. Educate me.

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#2 posted 02-02-2011 02:20 AM

Hey Indiana click here, PantoRouter.

-- Mel,

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#3 posted 02-02-2011 02:21 AM

I love the pantorouter! Woodgears is awesome! I’m always curious how a “mere mortal’s” version would be compared to the genius behind Woodgears? Easy to build? easy to use? Works great?? cost of materials? time spent making it?

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#4 posted 02-02-2011 02:46 AM

This looks like a very well done pantorouter. Congratulations.

If you are willing, can you provide an estimate as to how many hours it took you to make this.

I sure wish someone sold a pantorouter at a reasonable price.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 02-02-2011 02:49 AM

Very nice. I checked out the web site with the plans. Very cool machine.

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#6 posted 02-02-2011 02:56 AM

One word, AWESOME! I just checked out the videos of that in action and it does all that the very expensive multirouter does and more. If I have enough spare time in the next year I migth have to just build one of those!

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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Jeremy Greiner

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#7 posted 02-02-2011 04:59 AM

This is totally on my list of things to build.

-- Easy to use end grain cutting board designer:

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#8 posted 02-02-2011 05:26 AM

Great job. I checked out woodgears site for the first time and was blown away. I’m most interested in the cost of materials and also the quality of his plans. Would you recommend this to anyone or is it more trouble than its worth. Thanks!

-- Tom, Simsbury, CT

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#9 posted 02-02-2011 05:29 AM

Woodgears is freaking awosome! Well done!

-- christopheralan

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#10 posted 02-02-2011 06:14 AM

You did it very well, I appreciate your patience.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#11 posted 02-02-2011 02:49 PM

Looks great, I like your templet setup that looks like it would work will. I finnished mine a few weeks ago. I need to make one more mod. After taking to Matthias about solution for capturing dust, he poined out that the router blows air out the front making it much harder to chatch the dust. So I was going to add somthing to divert the air flow from the router.

check out the mods I made to my pantoroute.

Rich- It took me about 20-30hr to build.

-- Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life. Proverbs 16:31

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#12 posted 02-02-2011 03:20 PM

Very nice. I just love tinkering with machines like this.
It looks like you have a bunch more jiggy things in the background.
What fun.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#13 posted 02-02-2011 06:20 PM

That guy is a genius… he’s quite popular on YouTube.

Great tool.


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Tyler Moseley

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#14 posted 02-02-2011 08:27 PM

Bottom left pic looks like a gnarly table saw accident!

Seriously though looks great, I like the c-clamp router mounts, good upgrade!

-- Measure Twice, cut two, three times, plane, join, sand, coat, sand, coat, sand, coat, buff, wax, polish, brag. It's a process.

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#15 posted 02-03-2011 12:11 AM

I only spent $21 for the bolts and screws, and all other materials I already had. It took approximately 40~50 hours to contruct. The work is great! But I used a different bearing size compared to the original. The original requires for seperarte templates, but for my own, I made it only one template but with readjustable sizing.

-- Simon, Illinois

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