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Anyone modify harbor freight chicago electric 2.5hp plunge router?

Just ordered one off ebay for $60
looks like z axis can be hacked easily and looks much more reliable than ridged router.
might spend the extra $5 for a 5 year warranty.


the thread on it is pretty fine looks like a M8x1.0 thread? The black tube with thumb knob on top is basically a giant nut that threads on the M8-1.0 lead screw forcing the bit downwards.
when reversed the springs force the whole thing up.

edited to add. I didn’t realize this is a fixed speed 23,000 rpm router, so maybe not the best.

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