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The tool was advertised a few weeks ago on Kijiji for $35, and noone was showing any interest, so I finally did and visited the gentleman today and came home with a Sears routerlathe in practically brand new condition, as well as a copy of a Trend manual for the same piece of equipment. I was sold by the opportunity to do flutes and roping, and the very reasonable price.

After reading the manual twice, I am pretty sure I can operate it easily. I'll do most of my turning on a real lathe, but roping and fluting is a capacity I wanted very much to add. Anyone else have one of these? If I have questions, I'll be back to ask them.

Oh, is a plunge router or fixed router best with it? Is there any way to change the 7" per revolution limit for roping? Um, that's all for now...

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Hi Roger

fixed router is best but the plunge router will work also ..
" change the 7" per revolution limit for roping?" yes, see the index head cable and the manual
See my uploads for many shots of the lathe

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The tool was advertised a few weeks ago on Kijiji for $35, and noone was showing any interest, so I finally did and visited the gentleman today and came home with a Sears routerlathe in practically brand new condition, as well as a copy of a Trend manual for the same piece of equipment. I was sold by the opportunity to do flutes and roping, and the very reasonable price.

After reading the manual twice, I am pretty sure I can operate it easily. I'll do most of my turning on a real lathe, but roping and fluting is a capacity I wanted very much to add. Anyone else have one of these? If I have questions, I'll be back to ask them.

Oh, is a plunge router or fixed router best with it? Is there any way to change the 7" per revolution limit for roping? Um, that's all for now...



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Cool for $35, I would buy it just to try it

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The tool was advertised a few weeks ago on Kijiji for $35, and noone was showing any interest, so I finally did and visited the gentleman today and came home with a Sears routerlathe in practically brand new condition, as well as a copy of a Trend manual for the same piece of equipment. I was sold by the opportunity to do flutes and roping, and the very reasonable price.

After reading the manual twice, I am pretty sure I can operate it easily. I'll do most of my turning on a real lathe, but roping and fluting is a capacity I wanted very much to add. Anyone else have one of these? If I have questions, I'll be back to ask them.

Oh, is a plunge router or fixed router best with it? Is there any way to change the 7" per revolution limit for roping? Um, that's all for now...
I have one of those and i used a fix base router on it. I have the book with mine also. It is easy to use. Just use a test piece first. Like indexing and router travel ect. good luck on it

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I have a Sears Router Crafter and have not been able to get it to plan a level cut. I have adjusted the angle but even all the way down I still get a angle cut.
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Hi Leo

Try this, once you have the stock in the lathe and you have a router in place move it all the way down to the sq.socket end of the lathe ,set the router bit right on the stock and lock it in place then lift the router and move it to the tail end and do the same thing and adjust the center point threaded rod until it's just like the other and than do it one more front and then the tail end..it should dead on center once you have it set fire up the router and make a light cut on both ends it should the same height from the deck if not just readjust the tail end just a little bit..

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I have a Sears Router Crafter and have not been able to get it to plan a level cut. I have adjusted the angle but even all the way down I still get a angle cut.
Any ideas.

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I have one of these too. Although it is the Trend routerlathe over here. I used to use it quite a lot a few years ago but barley twists and flutes have dropped out of fashion over here. It seems everyone want's ultra modern stuff or shaker style. I used to use an Elu 96 plunge router with mine and turned out some great stuff with it. I may get it out agin when I have time to have a play with it. I used to really enjoy using it too.
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Hi Leo

Try this, once you have the stock in the lathe and you have a router in place move it all the way down to the sq.socket end of the lathe ,set the router bit right on the stock and lock it in place then lift the router and move it to the tail end and do the same thing and adjust the center point threaded rod until it's just like the other and than do it one more front and then the tail end..it should dead on center once you have it set fire up the router and make a light cut on both ends it should the same height from the deck if not just readjust the tail end just a little bit..

Hope this helps have fun

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Thanks I will give it a try.

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