I’m getting ready to purchase the xxl but I want a dewalt router. Can someone tell me what model I need and if there is anything else I would need to,buy.
DEWALT DWP611 1.25 HP Max Torque Variable Speed Compact Router with Dual LEDs https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0048EFUV8/ref=cm_sw_r_sms_c_api_i_Kjm2CbBY1S45F
Nothing else needed except end mills and stuff to cut.
Beyond endmills and materials to cut, you’ll also want:
- Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) — you need eye (safety glasses) and hearing protection (foam ear plugs or ear muffs) at a minimum and suitable clothing, footwear, and to be careful of jewelry and hair as noted in the trim router owner’s manual and in: http://docs.carbide3d.com/general-faq/machine-operating-checklist/
- a table suitable to set up the machine — larger for tools and clamps, or w/ an additional working area including space to set up a computer or tablet to control the machine
- Dust collection — a shop vac at a minimum, but many customers make or buy dust shoes: https://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Dust_Shoe
- Workholding — double-sided tape works for some projects https://shop.carbide3d.com/collections/tools/products/double-side-tape, we of course recommend
https://shop.carbide3d.com/collections/tools/products/t-track-table or https://shop.carbide3d.com/collections/tools/products/shapeoko-threaded-table and we have tutorials on this at: http://docs.carbide3d.com/tutorials/shapeoko-clamps/ and http://docs.carbide3d.com/tutorials/project-wasteboard/
- suitable tools to prepare and post-process stock — a good quality square helps in assembling the machine squarely
- precision measuring equipment such as a pair of calipers to measure parts and/or stock
- We only include 1 endmill, and they’re consumables, so you’ll want more endmills — we discuss endmills at: http://docs.carbide3d.com/support/#tooling-support and the community has notes at: shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/Endmills — one wants at least 3 for any one is using regularly, two will get one by for specialty endmills, 5 or more for small, fragile ones which one uses frequently — you’ll also want precision collets for detailed work
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