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Hi all,
Alex from Yangan in Queensland. Have just built my frame and started the calibration process. Hit a couple of snags. The main being that my Ryobi Plunge Router and my Makita Brushless Router will not be suitable for the z-axis. Are there any aussies out there that have a router that works?
I have looked at this one and thinking it might be an option…
SKIL 10 Amp Fixed Base Corded Router —RT1323-00 : Amazon.com.au: Home Improvement

Is Bosch available to you?

This video might help you pick:

Keep in mind that with some of the upgraded z-axis options more types of routers can work.

Also, you could build “the meticulous x-axis” and use any router. All you need is $31 worth of extra hardware and plywood.

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I used one of these (Bosch 1200W POF 1200 AE Router | Mitre 10) and modified it as per the wiki (Bosch POF 1200 z-axis conversion guide).

I did add an octopus strap on top to help the Z-axis retract.
I do have a spindle and plans to build a meticulous Z axis that fit it, but in the meantime, this works perfectly for me.


Peter
(in Melbourne)

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