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This is for anyone interested in doing this modification to your router. This same procedure can be done without a drill press if you don't have one or have access to one. Just clamp it up the same as Dave did. You can use bar clamps if you don't have C-clamps. That's what I used and clamp it to a board. I used a board that's screwed to my table work space. You can use a standard 2 inch hole saw bit if you don't have a bi-metal bit. I used a standard wood bit. Like Dave said it's made out of pot metal and not very hard to drill through. I used a standard electric dril and just took my time with it. Drill at a slow rate of speed and everything cut just fine. Finished up with a hacksaw and hand sanded the edges with sand paper. Well that's all there is to it; if you don't have a drill press or a bi-metal bit. Special thanks to Dave for pointing us in the right direction. Link to Dave's Video On Modification.

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Nice modification. It really opened it up for a better view. Any worries to loss of strength of the housing?
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Nice info I would appreciate a follow up post after using it for awhile. Did you try the handle technique
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If I had a good supervisor like you I believe I could do that modification.
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I did that mod to my 611 and love it, has been close to a year now and still no regrets. The sub-base from Dave is a very good mod. Love my DWP611 with the mods for sign making.
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Nice modification. It really opened it up for a better view. Any worries to loss of strength of the housing?
No doesn't seem to be any loss of strength in the housing and if there would be, the base connected to the bottom would compensate for that. Really didn't open it up for the view as much as for the sawdust and chip removal With the hole and especially the bottom lip cut out everything flies out that hole rather than back in your face...

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Nice info I would appreciate a follow up post after using it for awhile. Did you try the handle technique
No I did not try the handles as when Dave 1st did them they fell off. Would not want that to happen after I've been working on a very detailed piece and it marred it. Did a small test sign with it last night and sure was different than using my big bulky plunge router that I have been using for my signs.

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If I had a good supervisor like you I believe I could do that modification.
My wife said we can loan Dixie out for a $1.00 an hour. She loves hanging with me while I work. the noise of the tools does't bother her or my other dogs a bit.

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FYI Dave has done an update video to the one you posted

*****NOTE***** THIS IS AN UPDATE TO OUR VIDEOS #50,#51, & #53.


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