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Tundra Twin Track
12-26-2014, 02:15 PM
Here is a Wadkin Router I converted to use as Die Grinder,works great for those odd jobs.

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12-26-2014, 05:58 PM
Nice set up, that would be useful. K&N ? Lol

12-26-2014, 06:46 PM
A common beast over here in wood shops, overarm routers are very flexible, but it wish the table would tilt like a filing machine!

Tundra Twin Track
12-26-2014, 08:40 PM
K&N ? Lol

Hey sasquatch K&N serves purpose,that motor housing originally had 4hp 3ph motor but I gutted it bored it and pressed a 2-1/4hp Bosch variable speed router.Filter is to keep metal filing out of motor as it sucks from the top and discharges out the bottom.

12-26-2014, 11:12 PM
Guessed that was the use, great idea!!

12-27-2014, 05:53 AM
This is a bit of a highjack. Do the 3m bristles last your money worth. Do they perform well on soft paint that will otherwise clogg sandpaper.
For the money i hope they last a lot longer than the rolock item next to the carbide burr.
I found for the flapper items that need to much pressure to cut well, cut out a piece of sandpaper every 2 or 3 spacings. More contact with the sandpaper and less with just the tips.

12-27-2014, 10:39 AM
Hi Tundra Twin Track
The 4th picture has what appears to be a wrench that has a slice taken off the closed end and reattached with a hinge. What's the purpose of that?

Tundra Twin Track
12-27-2014, 12:09 PM
Hey interiorpainter the 3m are ok sharp edges destroy them but are good for alumnium,as they won't gouge it.

Hi RichR sorry for ellusion of hinge,that is a magnet holding the box end peices together for clarity after cut is done,make slim boxend wrenchs in about a minute with zipcut 3rd pic shows the wrench and cut off.

12-27-2014, 01:54 PM
Oops missed the quadrant slot on the head, the one I used was fixed, it was only used to stick a chamfer on cut out Perspex letters for illuminated shop signs, was fun to use once the guide pin to bit was set, nice finish, snow everywhere, even with the suction on, we used a pantograph to cut the letters, and a fretsaw sometimes, they then got stuck to a backing on a light box with chloroform, on one occasion I was sent to the chemist to pick up a new bottle of chlotoform and a bottle of ether, went to the wrong chemist who called the police and ended up in handcuffs and locked in a cell, it was winter and the fact I had a balaclava and black leather gloves in my rucksack, and some tywraps I had also been asked for!
I reckon it was a set up myself, new boy and all that.
Walking bursgreen was on the side of ours.

Tundra Twin Track
12-27-2014, 04:53 PM
Hey boslab this model has 4" vertical travel on head when you step on cast pedal and tilts 45deg. Left or Right.Table is on dovetail and has 5" of travel.The collars that fit in table works good ,you can have your carbide burrs or flap wheel below the table surface shown in 3rd pic.

12-27-2014, 05:08 PM
The one I used made a bloody good small hole drilling machine, it would stick a 30 thou hole through a 1/4 square bar in under a second with a solid carbide drill, and come out the back in the same place it went in!