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Open Build Mini Mill - router question

Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by PaxDan, Jun 5, 2017.

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  1. PaxDan

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    I had a Dewalt DW616 router I got from a hardware going out of business and I never took it out of the box. Would It work on the Mini Mill (meaning would it fit in the bracket)?
     
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    Well...if it doesn't fit it is not a big deal to get a new/other bracket.
     
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    No, these are the same diameter as the 618s which I believe are around 85mm. The included mount is 71mm. Making your own mounts is really not that difficult though. OX HD
     
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    Oh, good info guys, thanks!
     
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    A followup question since I am new to CNC machining: is there an appreciable quality/usability difference between using a router motor versus a spindle? They seem to be basically the same thing...
     
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    Basically, yes, they are the same but I think the router is way noisier. Also, many spindles are much easier to control the speed than a router. I think they are also lighter than a router at the same HP.
     

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