|Forum topic by jasoncarpentry||posted 02-03-2014 08:55 PM||988 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
02-03-2014 08:55 PM
I have a thin 17” diameter disk which needs a cove cut and three roundover cuts around the perimeter. I realize that this can all be done on a router table with the disk upside down, but I’m not yet good enough with the router to do this accurately, and without burning. I really want to see the cuts as I’m making them!
So here’s my idea: Is there a way to securely attach a handheld router to the yoke of a radial arm saw? This would permit me to see the cuts as they’re made, plus change the height, plus move the entire router along the arm as needed. I wouldn’t be using the RAS motor at all; just the mechanism for moving a device up & down, and along the arm.
A second idea, if this is nuts: how about doing the same thing described above, but putting my router bits in a drill press chuck? The immediate problem I see is RPMs; I can’t get more than about 1500 RPM out of my drill press, whereas router bits are designed to work at about 10,000 RPM or more, right?
-- Jim in Tennessee