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We all know that Bj has so many routers that he could use a different one each day for a month. Well, today I bought my seventh router, well sort of. I saw on Gumtree (like Craig's list) a Makita 3600BR which claimed to have a slightly bent armature, required bearing and the lock lever was missing. It was complete with two expensive metric spanners, a 15mm template guide, side fence and handbook, he was asking $50.00 so I contacted him and offered $40.00 which he accepted and I picked it up this afternoon. There certainly is a problem, vibration and a hole that I routed using a 4.2mm bit was 5.3mm! I'll check it out when I have time, but even if cost wise it's beyond repair it's still a bargain as parts for my other 3600BR which is permanently on skis.
As a matter of interest, the guy that I bought it from bought it on Ebay on the far side of Australia for $35.00, supposedly in good working order, the freight added another $37.00 and he was quoted $200.00 for repairs!
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Hi Harry

Good find can't have to many routers
Makita Parts : eReplacementParts.com

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http://www.ereplacementparts.com/mak...122_40139.html
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We all know that Bj has so many routers that he could use a different one each day for a month. Well, today I bought my seventh router, well sort of. I saw on Gumtree (like Craig's list) a Makita 3600BR which claimed to have a slightly bent armature, required bearing and the lock lever was missing. It was complete with two expensive metric spanners, a 15mm template guide, side fence and handbook, he was asking $50.00 so I contacted him and offered $40.00 which he accepted and I picked it up this afternoon. There certainly is a problem, vibration and a hole that I routed using a 4.2mm bit was 5.3mm! I'll check it out when I have time, but even if cost wise it's beyond repair it's still a bargain as parts for my other 3600BR which is permanently on skis.
As a matter of interest, the guy that I bought it from bought it on Ebay on the far side of Australia for $35.00, supposedly in good working order, the freight added another $37.00 and he was quoted $200.00 for repairs!



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My condolences, Harry. I don't think there's a cure for routitus buyalotimus. Frequent purchases only provides temporary relief, I hear.

With your mechanical skills, however, I'm confident you'll have the ailing unit humming in no time. (Do you wear a surgical mask and "scrubs" when you work on them? )

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Good one Ralph....Harry, all jokes aside, what would you pay for a second hand 3600 br in good condition in OZ? Regards....AL
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Harry,

The 15mm template guide is worth the price alone.

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James, have you seen any other template guides for this model router in Oz? I dont want to overshadow Harry and his "find" but I found one today for $130 second hand. Works well, the plunge mechanism was a bit un responsive, but with a liberal drink of CRC all is good. It came with the same guide you mention, also a "trimmer" that I am still trying to work out the operation....small thing with a wheel, spanners and 3 new Skill router bits.. (your guess as to the vintage of that lot)..fence,....all in all a good day out....Regards.....AL
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Hi Al,

I ws just referring to the template guide/bushing, not the whole router.

In Nov 2008, I bought a 40MM and 16mm guide bushing from Makita,

The40mm guide was about $20 then and the 16mm guide was even more expensive ($86).

http://www.routerforums.com/guide-bu...html#post87478

So far, I have not purchased a 2nd hand router, but if the right on comes along. Maybe....


PS harry, can you check to see if yours is genuine Makita and 15mm or 16mm?

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James, have you seen any other template guides for this model router in Oz? I dont want to overshadow Harry and his "find" but I found one today for $130 second hand. Works well, the plunge mechanism was a bit un responsive, but with a liberal drink of CRC all is good. It came with the same guide you mention, also a "trimmer" that I am still trying to work out the operation....small thing with a wheel, spanners and 3 new Skill router bits.. (your guess as to the vintage of that lot)..fence,....all in all a good day out....Regards.....AL

Al,

On re-reading your post, I realised I gave the wrong answer


I bought my template guides for the 3612C from Total Tools,
They have 2 outlets in SA.
Wingfield and Lonsdale.

You might try them.

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My condolences, Harry. I don't think there's a cure for routitus buyalotimus. Frequent purchases only provides temporary relief, I hear.

With your mechanical skills, however, I'm confident you'll have the ailing unit humming in no time. (Do you wear a surgical mask and "scrubs" when you work on them? )
Alas Ralph, the young gent that I bought it from was correct, the armature IS bent, to the tune of 0.015", it was probably dropped with a bit protruding, so unless I can find a second hand armature, it's just spare parts and I'll still be happy.
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Good one Ralph....Harry, all jokes aside, what would you pay for a second hand 3600 br in good condition in OZ? Regards....AL
Depending on how keen I was to have it, probably between $100.00 and $150.00 Al.

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