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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 04-27-2018, 03:46 AM Thread Starter
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Question Convert my spindle moulder on the Lurem c260n into a router table?

Hi there,

Im writing here because I have just one question that I would like to ask.

Im using an old Lurem c260n combined machine. I'm also using a router beneath a table as a router table.

I havent made my router table that smart - so I cant adjust the height unless I lift up the router, and that can be quite annoying I think.

My question is if there is any possible way to convert my spindle moulder on the Lurem c260n into a router table?

Im not sure if my spindle moulder runs with enough rpm to run with a router bit? And I dont know if such a converter/adapter exists at all?

The spindle on the Lurem c260n is 30mm., and I need to convert it into a 8mm. shank for the router bits to fit into.

Please let me know what you think

Thanks in advance!

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Sadly, Torben, I think this will prove to be a difficult modification. I did own a C260N for a few years (albeit nearly 40 years ago) and I seem to recall that the spindle was designed to take 30mm bore spindle tooling and ran at 4500 and 7000 rpm. That means it is suitable for use with a Euro spindle block, providing you have the correct guarding (Shaw - or SUVA-guard). but that it is far too slow for use with any form of router cutters (which generally require 18,000 rpm and above).
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Hi Job and Knock,
Thanks for your answer to my question.
I believe you are right, the rpm is too slow for a router bit to make a good result - definitely!
I guess I'll have to make my router table better, so that I can use it as I like to.
Thanks again! ☺️
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I think Eric is probably right about the speed. I took a burned out big Freud and rigged it so I could drive it with a 3450 rpm motor I have. Using a large pulley on the motor and small pulley on the router shaft I estimate it’s running at about 10,000 to 12,000 rpm and it will run a small bit like a 1/2” to 3/4” ball nose but I don’t think I could go a lot slower than that.

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Hi Cherryville Chuck,
Nice to hear from you as well. I'll have figure something out for my router table where I'm using a Dewalt router. I know that there are many good examples of very functional router tables on YouTube. Guess I just have to take my time and build a nice one ☺️👍
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There are lots of examples on here too. Just use the Community Search function and have a look.

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