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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-23-2008, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
 
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Question Adding a light to a router

I have an old Craftsman router with a light, my Bosch & PC routers don't have lights. Does anyone have any ideas on how to add a light to those two routers?
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Hi Dennis

You can ask Harry Sin to give you a hand, he put one on his router...I'm sure he will help you out with this job...
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Here is the post, I don't know if there was a follow up.

http://www.routerforums.com/general-...different.html

Was that a "Bit" pun Harry?

I am wondering if you could place a coil outside the motor, a full wave bridge and power a LED from the AC mains? Sounds like an experiment waiting to happen.

I got a LED light for my Dremel a few weeks ago that has a magnet that attaches on the threads under the collet and lights the two LED's mounted on the nose of the Dremel.

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Thanks for posting that link Kristin, post #34 shows my MkII version without which I would have difficulty plunge routing, it's the "what you've never had you never miss" thing.

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Kristin, I have experimented with coils around the motor with very limited success, the way that you're Dremel works is the neatest, most efficient, but my add on is but $4.00 incl. the three button cells which are still going strong, Mike bought the identical things over there for either $1.00 or $2.00 making it an even better proposition.

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You guys make this forum compulsive daily viewing.

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You got the right Harry.....I am totally addicted and will soon have to go to special meetings....

"Hi, my name is Ed and I'm a Router forum addict"

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post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 05:56 PM
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Thatís brilliant Kristin. Although fires donít scare me these days. It happens quite frequent when I go into shop.
Not to get off the subject but hereís another use I had previously posted for the benefit of Router Newbiezzzzz.


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I could use a little fire in my shop right now. Brrrrrrrr!

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post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-24-2008, 07:04 PM
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roflmao ..

Let me see you try that with a plunge router.
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