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Forum topic by TheGreatJon posted 02-11-2015 03:15 PM 936 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2015 03:15 PM

I’m going to buy a DC unit from a guy this weekend. He is selling of his dad’s old woodworking shop, so I’m going to poke around while I’m there. One of the things he has mentioned is a Champ Fond over arm router. The only info I can find on this thing is from an online auction where one was sold back in September (if this is the same model… It looks the same).

Overarm pin router, 15 ½” throat
19 ¾” x 15 ¾” tilting table
2HP, 220V, 1Ø motor
Handwheel for table adjustment

Any thoughts on what this would be worth? Would this make my plans for a router table redundant? I can’t see myself doing to much fancy pattern work, so are there any other advantages/disadvantages compared to a nice router table?

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#1 posted 02-11-2015 03:17 PM

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#2 posted 02-11-2015 04:37 PM

It won’t replace a router table exactly but the pin router is very
useful in its own right.

It may be an older Invicta. It doesn’t look like my Invicta
pin router, which would probably be a more recent. They
were made in Brazil.

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#3 posted 02-11-2015 05:18 PM

I have an old Rockwell pin router and it’s great for doing pattern work. As already mentioned it won’t replace a router table despite being able to perform many of the same functions, it does them differently. It also usually requires more setup time than a traditional router table, at least in my experience.

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#4 posted 02-12-2015 03:42 AM

Thanks guys. I think I’ll probably pass on it unless it’s super cheap. I just don’t think I’ll be doing much pattern work. I can see it being very convenient for certain operations, but most could be done on a router table with a bit more work, and my shop space isn’t limitless (unfortunately).

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