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Postby Woodster » 07 Sep 2019, 11:46

I’m thinking of getting a demountable palm Router for use on a lathe. Is there really much difference between the £35 jobs I’ve seen or is the Makita worth three times the price? One thing I would need is a 6mm collet for it rather than the 1/4” more commonly supplied.
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Re: Palm Router

Postby Dalboy » 09 Sep 2019, 11:59

Woodster wrote:I’m thinking of getting a demountable palm Router for use on a lathe. Is there really much difference between the £35 jobs I’ve seen or is the Makita worth three times the price? One thing I would need is a 6mm collet for it rather than the 1/4” more commonly supplied.


Some of the dearer router manufacturers can offer a 6mm collet as an extra. I use an old Bosch router in a homemade jig for fluting and the like on the lathe will dig out some photos if you are interested but that will be later on today as I have just popped in the forum.
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Re: Palm Router

Postby Woodster » 09 Sep 2019, 12:29

Yes I wouldn’t mind seeing some pictures if it’s not too much bother.

I’ve actually seen some small box lids somewhere that had the lids fluted and they looked very good.
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Re: Palm Router

Postby Dalboy » 09 Sep 2019, 16:12

Well this is my setup it takes an old Bosch POF500A.

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Where the router bit is there is a collar (Not fitted) which acts as a depth of cut system which allows for going around curves. The board I have in the photo is a little small for doing larger projects but it is attached to the bed bars to prevent tipping. I also have a homemade dividing plate for indexing.

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This shows an old router plunge base which I cannibalised to hold my router as all it takes is a collar type fitting

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Hope some of this helps
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Re: Palm Router

Postby Woodster » 09 Sep 2019, 20:25

Thanks for that, looks good.
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Re: Palm Router

Postby Dalboy » 09 Sep 2019, 20:51

Woodster wrote:Thanks for that, looks good.


You are welcome this is one thing I did with it.

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