|Forum topic by macdaddy||posted 09-11-2009 09:55 PM||2178 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-11-2009 09:55 PM
I’m trying to find an appropriate router for use on the Grizzly 1023SLWX that I’m getting ready to order. That tablesaw comes with the router table extension. I’ve got several questions.
The plate on the Grizzly table is supposed to be standard and mate with most any router, they claim. I’d like to confirm this with someone that knows for sure or actually owns one.
Since the router will be mounted upside down and won’t be easily accessible for adjustments I’m guessing that I need a fixed base router with some sort of dial adjustment for bit depth. I was at Lowes last night and found 3 that seemed to be along the lines of what I’d expect. The Porter Cable and Bosch models had a clamping mechanism to hold the base at a certain depth and either a ring that spun around the motor (Porter Cable) or a dial (Bosch) to adjust it. The Dewalt combo model didn’t appear to have a clamp but had a ring around the motor that actually worked (compared to the Porter Cable on display). The Dewalt was $219, $200 for the Bosch and $260 for the Porter Cable. I liked the Dewalt because it seemed to be the easiest to adjust, especially one-handed. Thoughts?
Also, since the router is going to be mounted upside down I’m a little concerned that shavings or chunks will end up falling into the vent openings and end up in a motor winding. Is this something to be concerned about? Is there a way to mitigate this or are there routers that don’t have this problem?
How many HP would a router in this application need? 2.25HP or bigger?