|Forum topic by JesseTutt||posted 10-08-2012 03:31 PM||1373 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-08-2012 03:31 PM
I am doing the fall tool alignment. Table saw was perfect, drill press had no runout, jointer was within 1/1000, then I got to the two router tables.
The first router table has runout of about 4/1000s. I used my dial indicator in a miter gauge slot and a 6” stainless steel rod. The rod was advertised as a perfectly straight rod for alignment purposes. As I turn the router collet manually I notice the indicator fluctuate with a change of about 4/1000s. Is this acceptable?
The second router table has runout of around 12/1000s. This table is different because I have a router bit extentor between the router and the rod. With the router mounted in the original Rout-R-Lift the collet can’t get close enough to the top of the table to allow most bits to work. I think I got the extendor from CMT or maybe MLCS. Using the same procedure as the previous router I get 12/1000 runout. Is this acceptable?
Here is a couple of pictures from table #1:
Both routers are Triton 3 1/4 HP. The one in table 1 is newer and has the above the table adjustment built in. Router 2 is older and does not have the adjustment, hence the need for the router lift.
-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri