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and bought it for twenty Ozzie dollars and found it VERY useful, when routing, on the lathe, on the drill press even on the saw table.
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Looks real handy, with my eyes sometimes I need all the light I can get.

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I was wondering about that neat looking light you attached to the router. Saw it in previous pics. Does it not provide enough light? I know that more is better, when it comes to light. I have neither of your set ups and was really thinking about the router mounted one. But, if you still need the goose neck, maybe I should consider that instead. What do you recommend?
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Hi Gene

Just a butt in post,,if you want light I recommend the one below,,,it will light it up like a Christmas tree ,I have one and it's great,,the one I have will take on the PC guides and the big 1 1/2" guides with just a little rework as well plus it works with the ski jig as well ..now you see why I recommend


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I was wondering about that neat looking light you attached to the router. Saw it in previous pics. Does it not provide enough light? I know that more is better, when it comes to light. I have neither of your set ups and was really thinking about the router mounted one. But, if you still need the goose neck, maybe I should consider that instead. What do you recommend?
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Harry said: "Let there be light." ...and there was light!

Bob said: "Let there be lasers & LEDs." ...and there was Yoda!

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and bought it for twenty Ozzie dollars and found it VERY useful, when routing, on the lathe, on the drill press even on the saw table.
Where did you pick that up, Harry.


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I was wondering about that neat looking light you attached to the router. Saw it in previous pics. Does it not provide enough light? I know that more is better, when it comes to light. I have neither of your set ups and was really thinking about the router mounted one. But, if you still need the goose neck, maybe I should consider that instead. What do you recommend?
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For most operations Gene, the attached light is perfect, but there are odd occasions like when routing a groove to a mark rather than an end stop, when the light casts a shadow, making it difficult to see the the line behind the cutter. In any case, as you say, more IS better and the long goose neck can be quickly shaped to throw the light EXACTLY where required, when required without loss of good routing time. At the very low cost of those clip lights, it's silly not to have one on each router plus a couple of spares.

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Hi Gene

Just a butt in post,,if you want light I recommend the one below,,,it will light it up like a Christmas tree ,I have one and it's great,,the one I have will take on the PC guides and the big 1 1/2" guides with just a little rework as well plus it works with the ski jig as well ..now you see why I recommend


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Bj, when I saw this post I was immediately interested in making one of these illuminated bases but decided to go through your gallery first, to see it in action. Unfortunately, despite going way back, I couldn't find a shot of it in action, only two of it on display. I'm now wondering just how good it actually is in use Bj. Is it really better than my present system?

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