Hey guys, I know this question gets asked a lot around here, and I’ve looked through dozens of threads from the last few years around upgrading spindles. But I am wondering if there are any easy resources I should look at that might have all this information organized in one place?
Basically, I want to upgrade my carbide router to something a bit more heavy duty and water-cooled. I have an HDZ, and am running on 110 volts in my shop. The vast majority of my work is with hardwoods. I am hoping to gain more power, more stability, more precision, more speed, less deflection, etc. Plus the natural rush that comes with turning your machine into an even bigger beast than it already is
So I am hoping to find suggestions around:
Which spindle would be best for my shop? Are my options limited with just 110v?
What else do I need to purchase with the spindle? (Pump, tubes, etc.) Is there a resource that lists all these in one place that I just haven’t been able to find yet? (I have heard from some folks that it’s best NOT to buy one of the kits on Amazon or Ebay, since the pump and tubes are kinda lousy, and to buy all the pieces individually instead.)
How difficult is the setup? Any good step-by-step or video guides?
I appreciate any guidance y’all might have! Hell, maybe one of you already has an inventory of everything you purchased for your own upgrade that you want to share with me