France/Europe router or Spindle ?

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  • #31677

    thesfreader
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    Hi everyone. I may update my (non MP)(lightweight, highly elastic) CNC in the near future to replace the dremel I’m using at the moment to something that has more “punch”. I may buy either a router, or a 52mm 500w “chinese” spindle as seen on aliexpress.

    First, if I don’t plan to use the router for anything else that the CNC, do you advise I use a router ? or a spindle ? (what pros/cons ?)

    If I go with a router, since the dewalt 660 isn’t available in Europe, is there an other one that you advise touse ? Looks like a Makita 1709/1710 would do the rick, but it seems it has no speed control. Would that work ? Is it OK ?

    Cheers

    #31708

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    The 500 watt spindles are a good choice or a kress. If you can’t get either of those maybe someone on that side of the globe can chime in.

    #31715

    thesfreader
    Participant

    Thanks !

    #31800

    KronBjorn
    Participant

    I can recommend the Kress.
    I have the 1050, but they come in a 800W version as well.

    Using this mount: http://www.thingiverse.com/make:281139

    #31830

    Derek P
    Participant

    There is a Makita clone called a Katsu that may work. I use the Makita RT0701C and it’s working well for me.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/101748-Electric-Trimmer-Laminator-Joiners/dp/B00LVVJ99U/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1492647395&sr=8-1&keywords=palm+router

    #31860

    Karel
    Participant

    I use the Kress 800 FME-Q. 800w, electronic speed control. Very nice to work with.

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