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Router for planing live edge

by gdiddy13
posted 10-28-2016 07:45 PM


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jmartel

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#1 posted 10-28-2016 07:50 PM

The most powerful one you can afford that can swing the biggest bowl or bottom cleaning bit that you can buy. Look for a router meant to be table mounted 100% of the time. Those typically will have the power needed.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#2 posted 10-28-2016 09:02 PM

My PC 7539 is a real work horse. I’ve never thrown anything at it that even caused it to breath heavy. I keep it in my table 99% of the time but, I have used it handheld and it handles well.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#3 posted 11-04-2016 05:32 PM

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#4 posted 11-04-2016 05:45 PM

Never used it but, it gets decent reviews and has VS and enough power. It should work.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#5 posted 11-04-2016 05:47 PM

Edit: this one has just a touch more power and the price is a bit less as well.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-14-amp-digital-router/p-00950429000P?plpSellerId=Sears&prdNo=5&blockNo=5&blockType=G5#

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#6 posted 11-04-2016 06:06 PM

I’ve used the Bosch to flatten a couple of large slabs. I used a 3/4” bit with a flattening jig. At no point did I think it was underpowered for the job.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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#7 posted 11-05-2016 12:27 AM



Edit: this one has just a touch more power and the price is a bit less as well.

http://www.sears.com/craftsman-14-amp-digital-router/p-00950429000P?plpSellerId=Sears&prdNo=5&blockNo=5&blockType=G5#

- gdiddy13

I’d be wary of anything with “Digital” in the description when it comes to routers. I’d opt for the Bosch or a Titan. “Digital” just throws another thing into the mix that can malfunction.

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#8 posted 11-06-2016 05:21 AM

My Triton 3.25HP would do the job but I use my CNC with a surfacing bit, cleans them up nice. It will function like a 48” thickness planer, just a different set up procedure.

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#9 posted 11-06-2016 07:52 AM

I have a dewalt 618 2-1/4 horse. i have used a 1-1/2” bit to flatten cutting boards with a router sled. never had any problems. Its always better to make lite passes. Gives you cleaner cuts, and no noticeable stress on the tool.

-- John

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