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Default Table set up for Acrylic? Help!!!

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Completely new to working with routers and hoping for some advice!

I need to cut relatively complex shapes from acrylic and it seems that a router table using templates and flush bits might be the answer, my question is given i don't need any handheld facility and will be mainly cutting acrylic between 2 and 10 mm can anyone recommend a router and table mounting plate for my basic needs that won't cost the earth.

Quite happy to put together a basic table to fit it in!

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Hello elliott, welcome to Router Forums, glad to see you are eager to learn, I'm positive the members of the community would be more than willing to answer any questions you have
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Hi, Elliott; welcome!
Can't help with your question...above my pay grade.
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Welcome to the forum, Elliot.

It sounds to me like you need a small CNC machine.

How many of these shapes do you need to cut?

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This sounds like a task for a pin router. MLCS sells one for a reasonable price.

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Thanks everyone for welcome and advice,

James- will be cutting flat lettering mainly from 6" to 30" in size and only sporadically, I'm sure a cnc router is without doubt the way to go but for th3 relatively small volume and from what ive seen fairly high cost of a cnc machine I'm not sure I can justify it!

Mike - pin routers looks interesting, don't seem to be that popular in the uk but I'll investigate.

Just out of interest I was offered a used hitachi m12v yesterday, can anyone confirm if this would be a suitable router for table mounting if I went that route, can the cutter be height adjusted from above table?

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