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Hi all. I am a bit of a novice, mostly so far watching and learning from master jig builders.

Most of you builders come from the USA, where I guess everyone own one of the porter-Cable type machines that can be "disassembled" from it's plunge base.

I am not so lucky. Where I live such a machine (like a DeWalt or Makita) sell for USD 450 and up, and I can't afford that. I have an acceptable Bosch POF1200, so will have to stick with that.

Here's then my question: did anyone mount this kind of machine in a jig like f.ex the horizontal table from Stumpy Nubs, or a pantorouter / copy jig ? Yes, they are heavier and more clumsy but this is what I have right now.

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Check out this guys home made Pantorouter. Pantorouter
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Check out this guys home made Pantorouter. Pantorouter
I know Matthias' videos very well.

But that's exactly what I mean: he mounts a "round type" (porter cable). Question is if anyone has modified such jig to fit cheaper plunge type ?
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I think if you supported the back of it well enough so that it didn't sag, it would be worth trying.
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I think if you supported the back of it well enough so that it didn't sag, it would be worth trying.
I would think so also. I don't have any of those expensive routers, I am in the US, just a few lowest priced Craftsman routers, and they work just fine for what I do. You might think of getting a cheap rounter and use it instead of your present one - and if that worked you could always sell the big one, and make a bit of money from it.

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I just built Mathias pantorouter and in the plans he includes templates for the smaller 71 mm diameter palm routers. I had to modify the plans slightly to fit the hitachi M12VC 2-1/4 hp router I had for the project.
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I have just made the Pantarouter and carver using a Dremel tool you only have to alter the two main arms
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I just built Mathias pantorouter and in the plans he includes templates for the smaller 71 mm diameter palm routers. I had to modify the plans slightly to fit the hitachi M12VC 2-1/4 hp router I had for the project.
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Very nice!! I saw Matthias's a few years ago, but never got around to building one myself. Thanks for posting your pics....

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Wow, you do nice work Alan!
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Thank you all very much!

I also built his slot mortiser thats in the background. I used it to cut the elongated slots needed on the panto router along with the finger joints. I don't think I'll ever go back to trying to cut finger joints on the table saw or spend the money on the Ibox when the slot mortiser does the finger joints without having to use test pieces.
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