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Forum topic by DaveMoore posted 06-03-2011 11:38 AM 2845 views 0 times favorited 27 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DaveMoore

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06-03-2011 11:38 AM

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Hi Guys,

I recently picked up this router second hand, and it works pretty nicely, but i’m not sure what model it is. I’d like to order a few replacement parts for it – i think a new depth gauge would be a good start :-) – so if anyone can help me with a model, that would be great.

Second question – can/should i use it in a router table? There are a couple of threaded holes near the center of the base plate but i doubt they’d hold it very securely. Does anyone know if that should work? Or if I can order a new base plate which would work in a router table?

Thanks in advance,
Dave


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bigike

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#1 posted 06-03-2011 12:16 PM

Oh yea I think this is a 3hp router, there is a dewalt that has been made after this one i think it’s a DW625 the one you have is the European model I think.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 06-03-2011 01:44 PM

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?159644-ELU-3339-Black-amp-Decker-Electronic-Plunge-Router
http://www.mtmc.co.uk/Spare-Parts/Elu-Spare-Parts/Wood-Working/Routers,Jointers,Trimmers/Routers__c-p-0-0-240-243-12705040-12705129-12705322.aspx

Here are a couple os sites I found with parts but one you have to lookon the router and see if there is any info on it besides the sticker that sayes ELU on the front.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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DaveMoore

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#3 posted 06-03-2011 02:24 PM

Thanks a lot for your help Ike. The router seems to be too small to be the same as the DW625, (should’ve taken a picture with my hands on it). Although, from what i’ve found on the internet, the dewalt routers are definitely based on the ELU ones. I’m gonna try cleaning the red paint off it, to see if there are any clues lurking under there.

Thanks for the link to mtmc.co.uk, looks like they should be able to get me the parts i need.

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#4 posted 06-03-2011 02:29 PM

I’ll chime in to say that I find plunge routers to be very undesirable for use in a table.

You might have the option of removing the base of the router and attach the motor and collet to a router lift, but that would cost as much as buying a fixed base router. In addition, you may have trouble finding a router lift that will accept this particular router.

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

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#5 posted 06-03-2011 02:37 PM

I really like the pencil depth adjustment.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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DaveMoore

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#6 posted 06-03-2011 02:41 PM

Hey Rich, thanks for the input. I agree with you that a plunge router probably isn’t the best, but I don’t do that much woodworking so I can’t really justify getting a second router…unless someone here thinks the router I have would be dangerous to use in a router table, in which case I suppose I’d just HAVE to buy a second one :-)

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DaveMoore

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#7 posted 06-03-2011 02:43 PM

matches the paint spot nicely Chris :-)

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#8 posted 06-03-2011 03:06 PM

If it has variable speed, you can use it in the table. If not, you can still use it but will be limited to smaller bits that can run at full speed, or you could add a speed controller to it if it doesn’t have soft start.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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DaveMoore

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#9 posted 06-03-2011 03:16 PM

Scott, it does have variable speed so i guess that shouldn’t be a problem. I’m just not exactly sure how to attach it to a router table – will those two small threaded holes be enough to hold it stable?

Thanks

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#10 posted 06-03-2011 03:21 PM

”I agree with you that a plunge router probably isn’t the best, but I don’t do that much woodworking so I can’t really justify getting a second router…unless someone here thinks the router I have would be dangerous to use in a router table, in which case I suppose I’d just HAVE to buy a second one :-)”
THAT THING IS A DEATH TRAP!!!!

that’s what you were looking for, right? ;)

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DaveMoore

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#11 posted 06-03-2011 03:24 PM

WOW!!!....I’d better go out right now and get a second router!! :-D

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#12 posted 06-03-2011 04:02 PM

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#13 posted 06-03-2011 04:39 PM

It’s a MOF 96

Takes an 8mm collet I think.

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DaveMoore

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#14 posted 06-03-2011 04:56 PM

Thanks Loren, that’s a great help.

Rich, Nice router but i’m in Europe so it wouldn’t work for me here. On a side note, I hate how cheap you guys can get tools over there :-)

And since nobody seems to have any serious objections, I guess I should be able to screw it to a bit of plywood and make me a router table! ... although i probably will find an excuse to buy a second router eventually :-)

Thanks for all the help guys

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#15 posted 06-03-2011 04:57 PM

That’s another thing I have no idea how youwould mt this in a table those holes are for a guide bushing and there are no other holes to mt it. Unless you make somekind of clamp system to hold it on there I think it might just be for handheld routing that’s it plus you said it’s small.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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