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Offline cabinetman803

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LR32 with non-Festool Router
« on: January 17, 2018, 09:13 PM »
The 20-watt light bulb went off in my head the other day.  I have been using my OF1400 router with the LR32 system for several years now and love it.  But, when my OF1400 bites the dust, there is no way on I'll pay $600 for another one.  That gave me the idea, has anyone attached another plunge router to the base plate?  For less than half the cost, I can attach a Bosch, etc router to the plate.  Just a thought.
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Offline Bohdan

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Re: LR32 with non-Festool Router
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2018, 09:24 PM »
Yes. Just had to drill new mounting holes and fit with a centering mandrel.

Offline SouthRider

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Re: LR32 with non-Festool Router
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 07:02 AM »
I recently set one up with the Dewalt mini plunge router that you can get from Home Depot. The set was about $170. Ended up centering it by eyeball and it works just fine (if all holes are off by the same 1/32 then who cares).
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Offline NL-mikkla

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Re: LR32 with non-Festool Router
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 09:42 AM »
Great idea, you can just leave the cheap a## router fixed on the LR32 plate and use the OF's for other applications

Offline TealaG

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Re: LR32 with non-Festool Router
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 03:07 PM »
Guys...what type of drill bit did you use to drill into the LR32 "base"?   I have a Bosch 1617 and I know other people shaved off part of the base, which I am willing to do, but not sure I have the right tools.   I'm now reconsidering the option of making my own base to use on the LR32 ruler.

For a smaller router, I would make a new subbase that you could just screw onto the LR32 base.   That would be really cool for shelf pin holes.   But for 20mm holes, I really want to use my full sized router.

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: LR32 with non-Festool Router
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2018, 03:14 PM »
@TealaG   In any cases make sure you have a plunge bit. Most shelf pin use a 5mm plunge bit
Mario


Offline knutmagne

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Re: LR32 with non-Festool Router
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2018, 06:11 PM »
I used a piece of cheap plastic plate and made a spacer for my Makita router to fit to the LR32...

Offline TealaG

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Re: LR32 with non-Festool Router
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2018, 06:23 PM »
@pillguy Dumb question...I do own a dremel.  Which bit did you use to shave off the areas of your Bosch base and did sparks fly?

Offline pillguy

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Re: LR32 with non-Festool Router
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2018, 11:10 PM »
I think I used the sanding drum bit, rubber wheel and sandpaper on a tube. I ran it slowly and took off as little as I could. It worked fine.