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Members may remember that I recently showed a table top router table that I paid the princely sum of $3.00 for at the re-cycling shop. My next task was to find a suitable second hand router, the criteria being:
1........1/2" collet
2........variable speed
3........at least 1 1/2HP
4........no taller than 10.5" extended
5........CHEAP

After a lot of searching, I found a Ryobi ERT241200 in a pawn shop. It worked fine but had been used to rout plaster, which was all over it so the first thing that I did was strip it right down and gave it a thorough clean at which point I removed the single spring. An above table height adjustment seemed the sensible way to go so here is a small photo shoot as it happened.
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Harry, you are a genius! I like that set-up. I'm going to the local pawn shops next week. Maybe I'll get lucky!
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Nice job Harry

How do plan on changing the bits out ?, the power cable looks like it will stop the router from going down any more than it is.
But nice job on the shop made lift.

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Members may remember that I recently showed a table top router table that I paid the princely sum of $3.00 for at the re-cycling shop. My next task was to find a suitable second hand router, the criteria being:
1........1/2" collet
2........variable speed
3........at least 1 1/2HP
4........no taller than 10.5" extended
5........CHEAP

After a lot of searching, I found a Ryobi ERT241200 in a pawn shop. It worked fine but had been used to rout plaster, which was all over it so the first thing that I did was strip it right down and gave it a thorough clean at which point I removed the single spring. An above table height adjustment seemed the sensible way to go so here is a small photo shoot as it happened.



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Brilliant stuff Harry ! Very inspirational.

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Not to be TOO nosey, but mind mentioning the price for the router? Just curious. I too have gotten second hand tools. I recently bought a circular saw from a thrift store for $8. Needed a new blade but otherwise I've used it a TON.
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Where is the emoticon to show I am jealous of the finds?

Looked nice to me.
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Members may remember that I recently showed a table top router table that I paid the princely sum of $3.00 for at the re-cycling shop. My next task was to find a suitable second hand router,
.........After a lot of searching, I found a Ryobi ERT241200 in a pawn shop. .

Harry,

That was my second router after the Ozito 8mm router.

I believe you will have a good time with that.

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Nice job Harry

How do plan on changing the bits out ?, the power cable looks like it will stop the router from going down any more than it is.
But nice job on the shop made lift.

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Harry you have done a great job of recycling. But in the second pic (centering jig) does that end mill make spiral cuts???? HeHe! Nice work Harry.




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John, Peter, thank you for such kind remarks. Most people who know me reckon I should play the violin because I've been a fiddler all my life! It does though make life interesting.

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