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Default Makita 3 1/4 Model 3612BR

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Does any one know of any after market Base replacment for the Older Makita 3 1/4 Hp router Model 3612BR that would allow me to use larger 3.5" raised panel bits?

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Dan, I think you will need to build your own for this.

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Hi sawshop/Dan

If you can't use the 3 1/2" bits now, you may want to think about Vertical bits.
Or you can use a Fly Cutter to open it up to 3 5/8" .

http://www.grizzly.com/products/h7537
http://www.grizzly.com/products/h5935
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http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...uick-easy.html
http://www.routerforums.com/show-n-t...rz-router.html
http://www.routerforums.com/show-n-t...4-new-toy.html

Just a side note**** the panel bits don't need to go into the base of the router and because the panel bits always need to be used on a router table you can make spacer to drop the router down just a bit so the bits can spin free just below the top on the router table.
1/2" thick should work fine for a spacer but the mounting plate for the router must be made bigger so the bit can spin also.

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Hi sawshop/Dan

If you can't use the 3 1/2" bits now, you may want to think about Vertical bits.
Or you can use a Fly Cutter to open it up to 3 5/8" .

http://www.grizzly.com/products/h7537
http://www.grizzly.com/products/h5935
-----------------

Vertical, below
http://www.routerforums.com/jigs-fix...uick-easy.html

Just a side note**** the panel bits don't need to go into the base of the router and because the panel bits always need to be used on a router table you can make spacer to drop the router down just a bit so the bits can spin free just below the top on the router table.
1/2" thick should work fine for a spacer but the mounting plate for the router must be made bigger so the bit can spin also.

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Thanks Guys
I had thought of a simple base that had 2 holes to except the plunge post but would like the bases to be interchangeable but may require too much to do so but have not ruled it out yet.

I was originally going to use a Vertical bit but was able to get the Freud raised panel with back cutter for very good price but the Vertical bit s are not so expensive & it would get me going until I buy a new router.

I plan on setting up the 3.5" panel cutter in the table & setting the stop on the router to restrict the cutter from coming in contact with the base & will look at your Idea of using a spacer at that time.

Thanks again Guys

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Dan, can you provide a photo of your base with the sub base plate removed? A bottom view?

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Here's a good shot of one

http://cgi.ebay.com/Makita-3612BR-Pl...QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/Makita-Plunge-Ro...QQcmdZViewItem

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Thanks BJ. Dan, while it might be possible to use a collet extender and a thick spacer to allow you to use horizontal panel raising bits with your router I would recommend against it. You are far better off using a vertical panel raising bit for safety's sake. These bits cost less, require less power, and are safer to use. Build an extended vertical fence or consider building a horizontal table like this: http://www.routerforums.com/30706-post1.html

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OK I will get a picture tonight.

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Hi Dan

Just my 2 cents, I don't see why not just make a new base, it will take some work but why not.

Get some 1/2" plastic and glue on some rings to hold the the rods and some Allen bolts and lock nuts, not the roll pins they will crack the plastic rings when you try and drive them in..
The glue that works best for plastic is called Weld-On.
You can drill and tap the mounting holes that's no big deal.

http://www.rplastics.com/plac.html?g...FSRjWAoduwcJpQ

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