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Forum topic by rrww posted 623 days ago 1905 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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I’m looking to purchase a overarm / pin router. I don’t need a huge one but will entertain any offers. I would perfer a operational machine, but I’m willing to purchase a machine that needs some work. Please let me know what you have, where your at and how much you want. I’m in Central MN and would perfer to purchase a machine in Minnesota, the Dakotas, Wisconsin, or Iowa. Thanks for your time! You can e-mail me directly at

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#1 posted 623 days ago

You should be able to get one on IRS Auctions.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 623 days ago

Charles Neil Made a very functional one on has Mastering woodworking show. It would be fairly easy to build.
I don’t know if he offers plans for it to non members but he may just have a photo he would send you.

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#3 posted 623 days ago

Lee Valley makes one for their router table.

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#4 posted 623 days ago

I recently purchased a pin router from It mounts to your router table.
It was around $49. After reviewing others this seemed the best for the money. I used it and was pleased with what it did.
Try this.
Scroll down to find the Pin Router. I had to hunt around for reviews for it, but again, for a low cost pin router this seems to be priced right. IMHO

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#5 posted 623 days ago

Blue Collar Woodworking recently had a video about an overarm router duplicator (at least I think that’s what it was). Looked like you could build it pretty easily for a couple hundred bucks assuming you had the plans. Might be worth a look if DIY isn’t a deal breaker.

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#8 posted 479 days ago

I got one if your still looking Wisconsin

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#9 posted 58 days ago

I am interested in the
“I got one if your still looking Wisconsin

- rentmyhusband
I am interested in the overarm router if its still available, I know this is an old post but I have been searching hi and low


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#10 posted 58 days ago

Do a Google search ” how to build an overhead pin router ” Lot of way to do this and not to hard.

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#11 posted 58 days ago

I have the Shop Fox version of the Bosch (they look like they could be brothers) and I believe it’s a vast improvement over the add-on devises . The foot operated, air driven cylinder makes lowering the bit into the wood a breeze.

There is a YouTube video of the Shop Fox being used by a guitar maker.

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#12 posted 58 days ago

That’s what I really want , they are as hard to find as a needle in a hay stack . Seems everyone that has one loves it , but they are no longer made


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#13 posted 58 days ago

I did end up getting a shop fox a little over a year ago its been good – setting up the alignment was a little tough, but it does work great.

Good luck in your search.

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