Use router as a blender
This may seem a little silly, but I'm genuinely curious.
I make a large smoothie for my wife and I every morning. After burning up 3 blenders from a local kitchen wares store, I bought a $500 Vita-Mix blender to handle the job. It hasn't died yet, and has a 7-year warranty, so I am reasonably happy with it.
However, the motor's overheat protection kicks in each morning, and stops the motor. Most times, I am happy with the consistency of the blend, so I simply stop there anyways, but sometimes, there are still chunks, and I have to wait 1 minute before I can start the motor again to finish blending.
Anyone ever hear of someone rigging up a router table to do blending?
The Vita-Mix motor is 11 amps. I have a 11.5 amp Hitachi M12VC, though I think I would buy a 15amp Porter cable off craigslist for this. The bottom of the container has a star-pattern female coupling that fits into the base that spins the blade. I could theoretically make a "bit" that fits into my router, that could spin the blade.
My biggest concern would be that the blade/container may not be designed for the speed that a 15amp router can provide. I could keep the RPM low with a variable control. What I'm really after is not speed anyways, it is power, and the ability to work through a container full of breakfast ingredients without too much of a sweat.
What say you wise ones?