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Under table router.

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by conny, 11 Aug 2021.

  1. conny

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    I have a Charnwood table top router table, (bought as a present without asking first), but my router, (which will fit the table), has to be operated by a safety button and hold down trigger switch. So I am actually unable to use the set up without breaking a few safety regs, (such as tie wrapping the switch on and simply using the socket switch as suggested by a mate), which means I am now on the lookout for a suitable router that can be mounted under the table with an on/off switch that is operated at the side.
    Any suggestions?
     
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    But I would still need to hold the trigger in somehow on my current one.
     
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    Yes indeed, usually a cable tie does the job.

    although that may seem dangerous, if it’s only plugged through a NVR switch, the router can only be switched on when you operate the switch - and doing so your hands are nowhere near the router or cutter.
     
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    As Notch says: it is safe having the machine cable tided on if a NVR switch is used.
     
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    Sounds like you need an NOVR switch together with a router which has a lockin on slide switch. Routers that spring to mind include the deWalt DW625, deWalt DW615, Trend T10, Trend T11 and (I think) the Trend T5 which all have lock-on slide power switches

    The only (expensive) alternative that comes to mind is the Sauter router motor. I believe that Rutlands sell the same router under their own name.
     
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    Decided to go with one of these;

    NVR Switch 230V 1ph E Stop | Axminster Tools

    For now I can either bypass the hold down switch, (which would be a faff to swap back if I want to use it hand held), or use the tie wrap.

    Thanks for the replies guys. Got something to mull over for future use.
     
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