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Old 05-10-2019, 09:14 PM
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Default In a pinch.. replacement router

Guys and Gals.. Im in the middle of a production run and ran through my 2 milwaukee routers and replacement brushes are backordered.... Can i use another router to keep going until the replacement brushes arrive? I have several porter cable ones... any help would be appreciated..

Soon i hope to have a spindle..
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Old 05-10-2019, 10:06 PM
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I would think that as long as the substituted router has the same diameter so it fits the mount, it would work fine. I could be mistaken, but I believe Camaster has used brands other than Milwaukee over time.
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Old 05-10-2019, 11:13 PM
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Much appreciated
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:50 AM
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Fortunately, because there is no CNC control of the router motor, it's a little easer to substitute here as long as the physical tool is the same size.
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:25 AM
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If the machine has become important to your income, you should probably look into upgrading to a spindle.
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:48 PM
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Roger that.. looking at that now.. just asked CAmaster for a quote on a Stinger 2...
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Old 05-11-2019, 01:50 PM
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I was wondering if i could get a spindle package and use it (similar to what CNC sharks use). From what i was told by the CAMaster team, I would basically have to gut my current machine and start over....
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Old 05-11-2019, 05:13 PM
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You can physically add a spindle to the Stinger I, but making it "integrated" is a tougher row to hoe. If you feel your business could benefit from not just a spindle but the larger, more capable machine, then that might be the better choice. Buy it with all the options that would be impossible or a real pain to add after-the-fact...spindle, performance package, gantry extension, etc...and have at it. If you're going to entertain the Stinger II, the 1.7kw spindle works really well, is reasonably priced and only requires a 30 amp, four wire circuit. (plus and air supply for the counterbalance)

In hindsight (ever-popular as it is) I wish I would have both bought the gantry extension for a little more head-room on furniture stuff and gone to a bigger machine.
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Old 05-13-2019, 09:33 PM
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I know.. I was leary first starting off.. But things are starting to pick up a great deal as word gets around... And the help from this community.. My little stinger has been running about 18 hours a day for the past 2 weeks...... I am looking at a couple "self Contained" spindle packages.. There is a huge difference in the price points that's for sure.. A friend got a chinese one, and has had so many issues.....
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Old 05-14-2019, 09:52 AM
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These machines have so much versatility that I'm not surprised yours is "staying busy". Assuming this is a business, talk with your accountant about how best to approach a major upgrade so you can do more and also leverage as much tax advantage as possible.
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Oneida Cyclone
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