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03-20-2011 08:51 AM

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I need a 220V router plunge or fix.

I am in the US.

Does anyone knows where to get one?

Thanks.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA


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#1 posted 03-20-2011 10:25 AM

And I can’t buy a FIXED router here in Australia….and we use 220/240

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#2 posted 03-20-2011 03:32 PM

I don’t think that I’ve ever seen (or even heard of) 220v, hand held, corded power tools for sale in the U.S. Stationary tool motors can often be rewired for 220v, but not portable.

If you just gotta have a hand operated 220v tool, you may have to try get one from a country that uses 220v instead of 110v – and you may still have an issue with 50Hz v.s 60Hz.

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#3 posted 03-20-2011 04:02 PM

I throught the Triton router was an Aussie tool?

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#4 posted 03-20-2011 04:07 PM

I’d try some of the international ebay stores from the countries that use 220V

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#5 posted 03-20-2011 05:47 PM

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#6 posted 03-20-2011 06:10 PM

Loren is probably correct on importing but you still need to watch that 50Hz v.s 60Hz that sawkerf mentioned above. US uses the 60, everybody else uses the 50. A lot of stuff can go either way now but you should check anyway. And be prepared to deal with the plug end. I don’t know about the Aussies, but you’ll get a kick out of the UK model. Even a simple lamp cord looks like something we would use for a clothes dryer…they are obsessed with preventing another of those great London fires.

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#7 posted 03-20-2011 06:11 PM

In Brazil we use large step up or step down transformer to go from 220v to 110v and vice-versa. Many areas only have 220v. A transformer would most likely be the cheaper way to go.

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#8 posted 03-20-2011 10:58 PM

I gotta ask. Why does it have to be 220?

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#9 posted 03-20-2011 11:58 PM

Both makita and bosch have 220v routers but nobody seem to have it.

I have sent an email to both company and I am waiting for an answer.

I was hopping to send one to a friend who doesn’t have one and cannot afford one. They use 220v /50hz

Thank for all the help.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#10 posted 03-21-2011 12:05 AM

send me to paris

mads and i will see about getting one for you

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#11 posted 03-21-2011 12:16 AM

That surely would be an expensive router.
I also run the risk that mads will try to make one :)

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#12 posted 03-21-2011 12:19 AM

maybe we can find an old cast iron renault router
he can dress it up

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#13 posted 03-21-2011 06:03 AM

Renault 11 will do it, the one you push the stick in and pull it out to change gear.

Thanks for the laugh.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#14 posted 03-21-2011 03:22 PM

Can’t you just take a feed from one leg of the 220 line, and use the 110V router of your choice?

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#15 posted 03-21-2011 08:11 PM

poopiekat: I can certainly do that here in the USA since we get a neutral line.

Many countries overseas have a strict 220v and that option is not available.

My friend is in one of those countrties. I thought of just sending him a moneygram but the option there for router are close to nothing.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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