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Is there any set measurements of router skis? Given that the smaller the router, then the smaller the skis, or is the size dependent on the workpiece.Any information would be appreciated.Regards............AL
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They can be any size you want them to be..click on my Gallery and you will see 3 or 4 of them ..



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Thanks Bob,I have just trawled through the eight pages associated to skis.Makes the head spin,but you blokes have certainly come up with a different perspective.Great post with photos, congratulations.It makes me wonder if a small Dremel can be utilized the same way for small intricate detailed work.On reflection I think Harry said he uses a 3mm bit for some of his work so I guess I have answered my own question.Once again,thanks............AL
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Skis can be almost any size, depending on the size of bench and your arm span, all this consistent with the diameter of the rods, and this is determined by the side fence holes in the router. Here are the dimensions of my main ones.
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Al,

I saw a plunge base for a Dremel on sale for $19 a couple of months ago. That would give you easy vertical adjustment.

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I saw a plunge base for a Dremel on sale for $19 a couple of months ago. That would give you easy vertical adjustment.
Thank you Harry and jim.Your photos have given me a lot of info.
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What a splendid chap you are Harry ! Those were the things I was looking for. I was roughing something out, as the basis is obvious enough, but I was interested to see what design elements someone with more experience of them found important.
I thought a search would bring something up quickly, but was then amazed at how often the subject has arisen and the vast number of posts on the subject defeated me!

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