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I have been using routers professionally for 38 years. Most of that has been freehand routing of signs and outlining carvings. I usually do all of my own repairs and maintenance and I signed up for the list because I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to fix one of my routers. I also have lots of experience with freehand routing and make my own bits if anyone has questions.
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Hi Ron and welcome to the forum. Sounds like you have quite a background with routers. I don't recall ever having anyone here that makes there own bits, so it should be interesting to see the questions everyone will have for you.
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Hi Ron

" make my own bits if anyone has questions "

That I got to see how about a picture or two ?

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Greetings Ron and welcome to the router forums.

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Hi all,

I have been using routers professionally for 38 years. Most of that has been freehand routing of signs and outlining carvings. I usually do all of my own repairs and maintenance and I signed up for the list because I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to fix one of my routers. I also have lots of experience with freehand routing and make my own bits if anyone has questions.
Need some info, Ron. Do you have make model or is this something that has "evolved" over the years?

What seems to be the problem? Routers are two bearings, top and bottom supporting an armature with brushes at one end and a collet attached to, or part of, the armature at the other. Some have fancy variable speed controllers and that you'll have to get into with another member.

Now that I've stated the obvious and everything you already know, what are you trying to repair and how?

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Welcome aboard and would love to see the profiles of the bits you make.
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I usually use single speed fixed base routers for freehand carving. I make the bits out of drill bits because the spiral flutes slice the wood cleaner that a straight fluted bit. I also modify my router bases for better visibility and smoother sliding. I figured out the router repair and posted the solution on the general forum. I will post pictures of my router base and bits when I have some time to do that and I have satisfied my 10 post minimum.
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