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I ran across an item (no longer made), the Marveo 40 3 in 1 router. Does anyone know of a similar product? I'm particularly interested in the ability to use both 1/8" and 1/4" shank bits and the tilt base.
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James...welcome...

There's one on ebay for 99.95...

MLCS Marvel 40 Three in One Router Kit | eBay

Maybe Dremel for the 1/8"...?

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Thanks. I will buy it today.
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you can buy 1/8" bushings I'm pretty sure but you don't get tilt with that.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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It's pretty much junk. The plunge mechanism is so sloppy that it binds before reaching the preset stop. There is a reason that MLCS no longer sells it. It cost me $28 to return it.
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Depending on what you need it for, have you considered the Dremel Trio?
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I got to wondering about why it is no longer available and got on google and searched for reviews. I found quite a few and they were uniformly bad. Very commonly cited were very bad vibration problems along with poor quality construction issues.
I have had very good luck with the Bosch tools I own so I will look in that direction.
What I am doing is trying to build a variation on one of the horizontal router tables for use in my other hobby, RC model airplane building. The most of my use would be shaping balsa wood. The hardest wood I would use would be spruce or pine. If you guys had not been nice enough to pitch in with your opinions and knowledge I would have bought the Marvel that is for sale on Ebay.
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Makita makes a nice kit (not sure if it is available in US), with a trim router and fixed, plunge and tilt base, about 1 hp. You would need adapters for the smaller bits (comes with 1/4 inch collet).
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