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Forum topic by WOODIE1 posted 03-07-2012 11:57 PM 910 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-07-2012 11:57 PM

Ok i am asking a lot of questions, sorry.

I am now looking for a router set up. I want a dedicated plunge for freehand not bench work. I have the Makita track saw which has a adapter for their routers.

Question I have is do all routers have a universal size for the rod type edge guides? I do not want a mismatch of parts. Porter cable a universal or their own size?

I am also looking for dust control and thought about the Festool as their router prices aren’t that bad and it adapts to the Makita track.

Any thoughts on a do it all router with good dust control, plunge, available accys, etc?


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#1 posted 03-08-2012 01:12 AM

The Dewalts and Festools have some of the best dust collection.

There is no universal standard for router guide bar spacing or
size. Fortunately you can make a guide to run over the guide
rail easily out of wood or plastic, drill it for your router’s
guide bar spacing and tap a couple of holes to hold
retaining screws.

Festool makes a standard accessory that fits their routers
and will fit Festool and Makita guide rails. The Festool
routers also have a little green foot that compensates
for the offset when they are run on a guide rail.

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