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I have one of the original Roto Zips. It will accept a 1/4" shank bit. Pros and Cons of using it for trim routing? 30,000 single speed rpm too fast?
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I have one of the original Roto Zips. It will accept a 1/4" shank bit. Pros and Cons of using it for trim routing? 30,000 single speed rpm too fast?
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Ya know, I never thought about that! I have one tucked away that I used for drywall work. I'll have to give it a try.

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yup = 30,000 rpm too fast?
The single speed trim routers run at 30,000 rpm. Some of the variable speed trim routers go up to 35,000.
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yup = 30,000 rpm too fast?
The single speed trim routers run at 30,000 rpm. Some of the variable speed trim routers go up to 35,000.
the resonation at 30K + the small stand off base doesn't make it the ideal tool for trimming...
tried to use one as a trim router because I didn't have my "real" trim router with me...
results were mediocre.. snipes were the biggest issue....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
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Stick, you got snipes?

When I was a kid a bunch of older kids got us to go out 'snipe hunting' at night.

We sat there, with our gunnysacks, all night and didn't catch a one.

I've got a Rotozip. Now I can find out what a snipe looks like!
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Stick, you got snipes?

When I was a kid a bunch of older kids got us to go out 'snipe hunting' at night.

We sat there, with our gunnysacks, all night and didn't catch a one.

I've got a Rotozip. Now I can find out what a snipe looks like!
sorry to hear you missed out out on bagging snipes....
let's go try some marshes during the day...

when we get back from the hunt we can pick up a few things on the way home...
dough repair kit, bacon stretcher and a soufflé pump for the SO....
Find a can of steam.....
procure a long wait or a long stand...
get a couple necessities for the shop like a left handed screwdriver, board stretcher, eye measures, hammer grease, wall expander, glass hammer, striped or tartan paint, metric crescent wrench, or a box of assorted knots......
A new frog hair brush would be nice and the ever handy box of grid squares....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
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"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”

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Stick, you got snipes?

When I was a kid a bunch of older kids got us to go out 'snipe hunting' at night.

We sat there, with our gunnysacks, all night and didn't catch a one.

I've got a Rotozip. Now I can find out what a snipe looks like!

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

Stick....
Forget the primal scream, just ROAR!!!
"SNORK Mountain Congressional Library and Taxidermy”
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sorry to hear you missed out out on bagging snipes....
let's go try some marshes during the day...

when we get back from the hunt we can pick up a few things on the way home...
dough repair kit, bacon stretcher and a soufflé pump for the SO....
Find a can of steam.....
procure a long wait or a long stand...
get a couple necessities for the shop like a left handed screwdriver, board stretcher, eye measures, hammer grease, wall expander, glass hammer, striped or tartan paint, metric crescent wrench, or a box of assorted knots......
A new frog hair brush would be nice and the ever handy box of grid squares....
Did you want an A or a B bacon stretcher? An A stretches lengthwise and the B width wise. I have both! I, also, have a variety of left handed tools. Being ambidextrous they come in handy; I wouldn't trade my metric adjust-alls for anything. They are left handed, also.

Anyone who would like to borrow them is more then welcome to do so. Just PM me.

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I noticed none of you all mentioned owning a sky hook. Never did get to see one of those.

Once, in school, some guy was sent around from class to class looking for a bucket of steam. He showed up in our electrical class, and the instructor said he didn't have any but he could make some. Told him to get one of our board testing extension cords with the end cut off to splice to, and plug it in, drop the cut end into a bucket and fill it with water. The guy started to do it, and that's when the instructor got mad at his stupidity and kicked him out of the room.
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