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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 07-17-2017, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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I am designing an off set router base which will be CNC'd and I want it to fit the most commonly use routers.
So,... which are every ones mostly commonly used, favorite and popular routers? Old and new.
Brand and Model number please.
This could make an interesting survey. Has that been done before here in this forum?
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I am designing an off set router base which will be CNC'd and I want it to fit the most commonly use routers.
So,... which are every ones mostly commonly used, favorite and popular routers? Old and new.
Brand and Model number please.
This could make an interesting survey. Has that been done before here in this forum?
Scott I would go to other companies that sell router accessories and look at what routers they make things for. I would think the bigger companies have already done the research.

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Most of the pre drilled bases have holes for the PC 690 or 890 and the Bosch 1617. Maybe add holes for the Tritons. I think both my Hitachis are out of production now, the M12V and V2. I think the smaller VC is still popular though.

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I think if you make it fit the Bosch, DeWalt, Makita, Triton, Milwaukee, Ryobi, and Porter Cable routers you will cover most of the newer and better US brands. I have no experience with the European or Far East Brands.

I mostly use DeWalt 618B3 routers with all three bases. I have three DW618's, but my new DWP611Pk is seeing a lot of use too, and I might be buying a second one of them soon. I have 12 routers total. Makita, Black & Decker, Milwaukee, and Porter Cable are also some of what I have.There's even a plunge base Dremel in the mix. Stick to what has been manufactured in the past 20 years and I think you will have enough holes in your tool to make it look like Swiss Cheese.

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You know you have competition, Scott...
Offset Router Subbases
That should give you an idea of the pricing.
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Scott, many of the 1-1/2 to 2-1/4 hp fixed base or combo kit routers mount in a 3-1/2 " hole. If your base accepts only the router motor this should give you about 20 routers that will fit, 6 from Bosch off the top of my head.

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You know you have competition, Scott...
Offset Router Subbases
That should give you an idea of the pricing.
or this style w/ the bit offset???

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yes, but mine has so many more features.
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This kind of survey has occurred many times over the years. Bosch 1617, DeWalt, come to mind as top. Bosch produces a LOT of excellent accessories, so you are competing with a giant. Is there any compelling reason for a potential customer to ignore those products and to choose yours? What is it about your jig that's not available in other versions? What problem or limit on those products drove you to creating yours? How will you continuously get the word out to the woodworkers who might use it? It's an expensive proposition to market anything and very easy to lose a lot of money. I teach marketing to doctors who have a service that's like selling heaters to Eskimos, and it takes a steady effort. Don't mean to discourage you, but I have no idea why I should replace what I have for your offset base and unless you can state that clearly in a few words, I'll stick with what I have. A new customer will need the same information to buy your unit.
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