Long time lurker, first time poster. I just put in my order for my maslow kit and am looking to add the Z-Axis kit as well. I have a Craftsman router (this one: https://goo.gl/3iEs4u). It is very similar to the recommended Rigid router, so I am going to give it a try.
I’ve removed the adjusting knob exposing the shaft (picture below), but I’m not sure what size coupler to order. Measuring from flat side to flat side it is 1/4 inches, but curved side to curved side it is 5/16 inches. Anyone know what size I should order? I’m very new to this, so I appreciate any help.
The shaft coupler has a round opening which will fit over the entire end of the shaft so I believe that 5/16ths inches is the shaft coupler you want. That type of shaft end where there are flat and round sides is pretty common among routers and we haven’t seen issues with them so I wouldn’t worry too much about it being different than what you might have been expecting
I have found an 8mm kit online, which router would this fit if any? And/Or I am trying to make a z axis motor since the kits are out in your store. Any suggestions or links for me to find everything I need.
Any additional help figuring this measurement process out? I need to buy the Z-Axis kit, but have no idea what to measure to obtain the final numbers for ordering the kit. I purchased this Ryobi router
Right on man! Thank you! The first one you listed I think clears up my question as to which Z-Axis kit to order. As for how to measure for the coupler, I guess I’ll just have to figure it out once everything arrives!