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Does anyone know of other plunge routers other than the Makita that has holes on both sides to work with Harry's skis using the 2 rod method?
I am going to buy one on E--- auction if I can find one at the right price. and it will be dedicated to the ski jig.


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Almost every router( (except laminate trimmers) have holes that will accept skis, although there are several sizes of holes and spacing, depending on the brand and model of the router. If you will only be using one router with your ski jig then this won't be a problem. Just build your ski jig using rods and spacing that fits your router.

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If you want to go the Harry's way you will need to get a tank router ( 3 1/4 HP ) they will take the 1/2" /12mm rods, some will take on the 3/8" rods and some of the trim routers can be used for the ski jig like the Trend T4 routers..but then you are stuck with the 5/16" rod size or you can build a platform to hold the router..

Many,many ways to make a ski jig, take a look at my uploads and you will see about 8 ways to make one..with all types of routers..

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Does anyone know of other plunge routers other than the Makita that has holes on both sides to work with Harry's skis using the 2 rod method?
I am going to buy one on E--- auction if I can find one at the right price. and it will be dedicated to the ski jig.


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If you want to go the Harry's way you will need to get a tank router ( 3 1/4 HP ) they will take the 1/2" /12mm rods, some will take on the 3/8" rods and some of the trim routers can be used for the ski jig like the Trend T4 routers..but then you are stuck with the 5/16" rod size or you can build a platform to hold the router..

Many,many ways to make a ski jig, take a look at my uploads and you will see about 8 ways to make one..with all types of routers..



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Not at all Bob, I have a Makita 3600BR permanently on skis and it's only 2hp!
In answer to the original question, choose a router with the largest diameter side fence holes, the closest to 1/2" the less chance of sag.

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Hi Harry

I'm sure you are right out of all the routers I have I back away from the Makita brand, just to many down falls with them for me.. (DFall) the small hole in the base plate for just one of them.. after all if it's a tank router it should able to swing the big panel bits easy inside the base hole..not so with Makita..

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Not at all Bob, I have a Makita 3600BR permanently on skis and it's only 2hp!
In answer to the original question, choose a router with the largest diameter side fence holes, the closest to 1/2" the less chance of sag.



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I'm sure you are right out of all the routers I have I back away from the Makita brand, just to many down falls with them for me.. (DFall) the small hole in the base plate for just one of them.. after all if it's a tank router it should able to swing the big panel bits easy inside the base hole..not so with Makita..

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My dear, dear friend, why would anyone want, or need to have a hunk of steal over 2.5" in diameter spinning in a hand held router. In all the years that I've been routing, I've NEVER been in such a situation. You know how I prefer the inherent safety of a plunge router, and that I'm not one-eyed in thinking that all routing should be hand held, there are tasks and situations where the table is the better option.

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Hi Mate

Many can't have more than one router (300.oo dollar plus item) , most get the tank for the router table the norm I think and use it now and than for the hvy.duty hand jobs I think, you are right about spinning a 2 3/4" bit in a hand router ,not a good thing..but buy one router for many jobs...

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My dear, dear friend, why would anyone want, or need to have a hunk of steal over 2.5" in diameter spinning in a hand held router. In all the years that I've been routing, I've NEVER been in such a situation. You know how I prefer the inherent safety of a plunge router, and that I'm not one-eyed in thinking that all routing should be hand held, there are tasks and situations where the table is the better option.



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