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832 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question router

As some of you know by other forums, I just bought a Bosh 1611 plunge router that I would like to mount in a table saw router extension that I also just bought.

This router develops 3 /14 HP which I believe would be “just fine” in a table.

I have two issues:
1-I have only a 1/4” collet for it and Bosh no longer sales the 1/2” collet (or any other part) for it. Where can I find a 1/2” collet? I looked on E-bay, no luck

2- How to mount a plunge router in a table (I know for a fix base) and then how to adjust the depth of cut?

Thank you for any help.
Bert

-- Bert


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#1 posted 832 days ago

After Bosh told me that this collet is no longer available I just found and bought one on Amazon, so question#1 is answered.

-- Bert

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#2 posted 832 days ago

On “router forum” someone suggests to use a “Router Raizer” to solve my issue but no one seems to be sure that the “router raizer” would work with a 1611.
If checked on Rockler bu there is no information
Do know if it would or not?
Thanks

-- Bert

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#3 posted 832 days ago

I just talk to “router raizer” and they told me that they could never get this router to work in their raizer, it would raise a little bit and just bind.
Did you say “out of luck”?

-- Bert

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#4 posted 832 days ago

You’re gonna (maybe) think this is silly, but I have my plunge Bosch router in a home grown table. Mounting was just with 3 long bolts with butterfly buts on the end.
As for raising it – I adjust the “depth of plunge” sider, and lever it up with a piece of wood – somewhat low-tech, but easy and it works pretty well.

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#5 posted 832 days ago

KnickKnack, I was just thinking that the 1611 bind because the router raizer try to pull it up on only one side/post.
Now if I was to install a jack under the router and in the center it should work just fine. I could use a small inexpensive ( read HF) hydraulic bottle jack or a small screw jack.

http://www.harborfreight.com/1-1-2-half-ton-scissor-jack-66907.html

or

http://www.harborfreight.com/4-ton-hydraulic-bottle-jack-66450.html

I believe that the mechanical jack would easier to adjust.

-- Bert

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#6 posted 832 days ago

Both those sound like good ideas, I knew someone had done something similar on here once, and I finally managed to find it.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#7 posted 832 days ago

Yes, I saw that after I posted the message.

-- Bert

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#8 posted 832 days ago

I have a similar problem with a Bosch plunge router. I also have a spare scissor jack which I consider using as a router lift. I would like to see some pics of the solution you came up with.
Regards

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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#9 posted 832 days ago

1 Tim. 1 v 15
Amen
I shall write later

-- Bert

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#10 posted 832 days ago

Some of these big honkin 3 HP routers had conversion kits that exchanged the smooth depth stop rod with a threaded rod with a star knob and nut on the top. This changed the router from a plunger to a dial a depth router.

I put PC’s conversion kit on my PC 3 HP plunger and have it mounted in my router table. Some have posted pics where they drilled a hole in the router base and extended the threaded rod through their router table plate for a built in top accessible lift mechanism.

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#11 posted 832 days ago

You saw my home made router lift, didn’t you?
http://s226.photobucket.com/albums/dd265/mt_stringer/DIY%20Projects/?albumview=slideshow

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#12 posted 831 days ago

ssnvet, yes I saw it and I had the same idea before I saw it, to is ma not copying it but we both are genius. My concern about this idea is that I shall have my router enclosed in a cabinet for dust collection purpose and that the drive on the jack goes up and down with the jack.
I have been thinking about using an hydraulic bottle jack but again the handle goes up and down.
Last nigh in my bed I was thinking that what I really need is one of this jack found on American cars which look like a bottle jack but which the handle on the bottom just turn, not going up and down.
I also was thinking that the Router Raizer does not work with this router only because get lifted/pulled up on only one plunger and then it get crooked and binds. If the bushings indie the plunger were made better or of a different materiel this probably could be remedied. I need t take it apart and to look at he bushings.
I am going to start a blog about my work on this saw.
Follow the blog

-- Bert

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