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Re: Adapter For Using A Cordless Router with the Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #30 on: March 15, 2022, 06:14 PM »
Some more photos of the Makita Adapter. Router can
be mounted in either direction same as the DeWalt.

Are the Makita version for sale yet? If so, how do I get one?

Yes, they are available now. Information is in the top post of this thread.
Same price as the DeWalt kit. Comes with the same accessories.

https://www.festoolownersgroup.com/festool-sales-dealer-area/adapter-for-using-the-dewalt-cordless-router-with-the-festool-lr32-guide/msg663629/#msg663629

The kit includes the following 3D printed parts:

(1) Adapter base for either the DeWalt DCW600b/611 routers or the Makita RT0701c/XTR01Z routers.
(2) M6 Knobs to lock the adapter down on the LR32 base
     (the Festool knobs will not work)
(1) Pin Lock which can be used to hold the LR32 pin in the
     raised position. This lets you use the router for dados
     or other tasks and not be limited to drilling holes at
     32mm increments.

You can order using PayPal here:

http://cordlessworkshop.net/cordless-router-adapter-for-use-with-the-festool-lr32-system.shtml

Adapters for other routers should be possible depending on
the location of mounting holes. Please inquire if you have
a router other than the DeWalt DCW600b or Makita RT0701c.

If you have questions please email me.

Bob Derderian

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Re: Adapter For Using Cordless Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #31 on: March 20, 2022, 06:32 AM »
I now have a webpage setup for ordering using PayPal.

http://cordlessworkshop.net/cordless-router-adapter-for-use-with-the-festool-lr32-system.shtml

Thanks everyone for your interest. I have more items in the
pipeline which will be available through the same website.
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Re: Adapter For Using Cordless Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #32 on: March 20, 2022, 12:02 PM »
I used Bob's new purchasing site this morning and it work's perfectly.  Great job Bob.

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Re: Adapter For Using Cordless Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #33 on: March 26, 2022, 03:27 PM »
I've added a link to the LR32 Adapter Kit Instruction Sheet to the web page.

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #34 on: June 03, 2022, 05:57 AM »
Shipping prices are crazy high and take forever.

When I sent Dave Stanton a LR32 Adapter for his DW611 a few months back it took 28 days to reach him and the cost was almost as much as the adapter sells for. This in affect nearly doubled the price to those in Australia.

Since Dave was kind enough to feature my LR32 Adapter and Plunge Lockout kits on his weekly Dave Stanton Live! YouTube channel last week I have received a few requests from people in Australia. But the price of shipping turns them off I think.

So I am making arrangements to have the kits produced there and hope to be able to announce their availability soon.

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #35 on: June 03, 2022, 06:07 PM »
I saw that Dave Stanton episode. Very cool, but my first thought was, "that's great, but I hope it doesn't overwhelm Bob." Sucks about the shipping, but it seems like the somewhat of a franchise/subcontractor type situation is a perfect work-around.
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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #36 on: June 05, 2022, 11:24 AM »
If there is interest I will develop a version for the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Cordless router and plunge base.

To do that would require me to purchase the kit so I could test and also see how the plunge lock works to determine if I it could use a plunge lockout kit like I made for the DeWalt. I'm not going to spend $300+ for the kit if there is no interest though as I do not need another router. I have two cordless routers now plus at least 6 others so I am heavy on routers.

If someone was on the fence and thinking about the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Router I would be willing to sell it to you (along with the LR32 Adapter Kit thrown in for free) after I complete testing. Email me and we can work out the details. If there's more than one person responding it will go to the first email received.
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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2022, 07:31 AM »
Good news!

I've made arrangements for anyone in OZ who may want an LR32 Adapter Kit to
purchase them locally and avoid the delay and cost of shipping from the US.

Send me your contact info and I will forward to them.

Once that happens I am out of the picture and it's all between you and Dave.

But I will offer support if needed and answer any questions concerning use or installation.
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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #38 on: June 28, 2022, 02:58 PM »
Anyone in OZ who is looking for the LR32 Adapter Kit for the DeWalt or Makita
compact routers or for the Plunge Lockout kit for the DeWalt you can get in
touch with Dave Stanton. He has agreed to offer the kits in his country.

You'll need to work out pricing with Dave.
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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #39 on: June 28, 2022, 03:02 PM »
For anyone who purchased the DeWalt Plunge Lockout Kit before 6/25/2022.
If you are having problems with it, please email me.

I had one person tell me their spring seemed weak and I was able to get them
fixed up.
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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #40 on: June 28, 2022, 03:04 PM »
For anyone who purchased the DeWalt Plunge Lockout Kit before 6/25/2022.
If you are having problems with it, please email me.

I had one person tell me their spring seemed weak and I was able to get them
fixed up.

I have one of if not the first of these. I haven't used it yet on a project though. Good that Dave has picked this up. I sold my OF 1010 last week as I don't foresee needing it now that I have the DeWalt mounted.
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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #41 on: July 09, 2022, 11:30 AM »
Hi Bob

Excellent work ! [eek]
I live in France and I guess shipping prices are through the roof just like OZ ?

Would happily order For my Makita DRT50 (EU equivalent to XTR01).
Have you ever shipped to EU ?

Any help would be appreciated  [wink]

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #42 on: July 09, 2022, 03:10 PM »
Hi Bob

Excellent work ! [eek]
I live in France and I guess shipping prices are through the roof just like OZ ?

Would happily order For my Makita DRT50 (EU equivalent to XTR01).
Have you ever shipped to EU ?

Any help would be appreciated  [wink]

@Tintin_LH  Thanks for your inquiry. Replied by PM.
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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #43 on: July 21, 2022, 10:57 AM »
One thing I forgot to mention concerning the LR32 adapter plate is it can be stored in the LR32 Systainer easily.

The adapter fits in that shallow space directly below the LR32 Guide Plate (first photo) and the other bits can fit in space above as shown in the second photo.

You can see I have two 1/4" shank 5mm bits from Freud, the Rocker Pin Lockout and two of my M6 knobs included with the LR32 Adapter, plus a 6mm and an 8mm collet from Elaire Corporation in the Systainer with room to spare.

Adapters are available for multiple routers now.

* DeWalt DW611 and DCW600 with plunge base
* Porter-Cable 450PK with plunge base (same plunge base as the DW611 and uses the same LR32 Adapter Kit)
* Makita RT0701c and variants
* Porter-Cable 690 with 6931 plunge base
* Porter-Cable 890 with 8931 plunge base
* Milwaukee 5615 & 5616 with plunge base

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #44 on: September 30, 2022, 12:19 PM »
LR32 Adapter kits and my other items are still available if interested. I am selling kits every week. My printer runs over 8 hours a day to keep a few of every item in stock so no delays in shipping as yet.

I have three orders to go out already today.



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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #45 on: November 06, 2022, 05:23 PM »
The Control Grips for the DeWalt and Makita compact router plunge bases are also on my website.

They are available in either the standard smooth grip or the fuzzy grip which has a little more texture.

The DeWalt version also incorporates my unique Plunge Lockout feature which disengages the plunge lock so your router can move up and down freely. This is a great advantage when boring a series of holes and for other tasks.

http://cordlessworkshop.net/router-control-grip-handles.shtml

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #46 on: January 27, 2023, 06:59 AM »
Sorry to bring up an old thread but I'm interested in the Makita adapter. The site says ordering is currently unavailable. Is there an ETA for if/when that might change?



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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #47 on: January 27, 2023, 09:50 AM »
I’ve been using the DeWalt track adapter.  It seems to work fine. 

Can you preview the main points where this one is better.  I would invest in a 10 minute video, but not a hour long one without some likelihood that there was some significant advantage.

I think a lot of people feel the same, so offering a tightly edited version touching on the key points might make sense.  10 to 15 minutes is a good goal.

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #48 on: January 27, 2023, 11:21 AM »
Sorry to bring up an old thread but I'm interested in the Makita adapter. The site says ordering is currently unavailable. Is there an ETA for if/when that might change?

Let's try this...@Bob D.

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #49 on: January 27, 2023, 12:49 PM »
Bob and I chatted outside the FOG frequently. I have been unable to reach him since last year, and he's been inactive on the FOG since November.

I'm concerned, but have not been able to reach him, both his mobile and email are unavailable.

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Re: Adapter For Using A Cordless Router with the Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #50 on: January 27, 2023, 02:57 PM »
Some more photos of the Makita Adapter. Router can
be mounted in either direction same as the DeWalt.

Are the Makita version for sale yet? If so, how do I get one?

TSO is saddened to have to share that Bob D. passed away very suddenly. His wife, Linda, shocked us with the news the day after we had agreed in principle on an planned longterm working relationship in the development of new pproducts. I must confess that I struggled with sharing this news in a business context - i was deeply moved. Bob was not even 70 years old.

Bob was a consumate woodworker, engineer, problem solver and solution finder. As a TSO customer it was a natural that our contacts would grow beyond being a customer relationship. Each of us independently developed solutions to adapt non-FESTOOL routers for use with the LR 32 System. We had already developed a CNC machined Adapter set for the DeWALT Trim Router and were excited to have Bob's talents and time available to work with us in driiving this type of development forward.

Look for announcement shortly of TSO designed LR 32 and Non-FESTOOL router Adapter kits like the pictured example with the  DeWALT Trim Router.

RiP Bob D.

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #51 on: January 27, 2023, 03:09 PM »
I emailed a few weeks back. Sorry to hear. As I get older I'm more and more in touch with living in the moment and spending time with family.

I'm adapting a Milwaukee m18 router and plunge base and separately a Bosch 1617 with plunge base.

The Milwaukee router is easy. Piece of acrylic and a few holes. The 1617 plunge base needs some material removed around the bar slots. This results in limiting the base to everything but using a guide. I don't have a guide for that base so I don't care.

I think a person can make an adapter pretty quickly with a small sheet of plastic. No need to 3d print anything.

The bigger challenge is finding the best bits in 1/4 or 1/2 or finding the right collets/reducing sleeves. I found some good brad point 5mm 1/4 shaft bits from Southeast Tool and a 20mm 1/2 plunge bit from Trend.
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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #52 on: January 27, 2023, 03:27 PM »
Frank at FC Tools has a nice aluminum LR32 like product for trim routers. He's very responsive in email and I love his stuff.

https://fctools.co.uk/product/fc32-for-festool-and-bosch-rails/



Even better he has a template guide to convert your existing un-holey rails to LR32 style:

https://fctools.co.uk/product/fc32-rail-plunge-jig/






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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #53 on: January 27, 2023, 04:24 PM »
Frank at FC Tools has a nice aluminum LR32 like product for trim routers. He's very responsive in email and I love his stuff.

https://fctools.co.uk/product/fc32-for-festool-and-bosch-rails/



Even better he has a template guide to convert your existing un-holey rails to LR32 style:

https://fctools.co.uk/product/fc32-rail-plunge-jig/

I looked at his Mafell guide rail square. Very impressive. I noticed that he says this new version ”now have the option to work with the new fc900 rail”. Any idea what rail this refers to?

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2023, 04:36 PM »
I'm sorry to hear about Bob's passing. I obviously didn't know him but had read through a number of his posts and thought his work looked really top notch. Thanks @Cheese and @Richard/RMW for trying to help.

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« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2023, 04:43 PM »
That is sad news.  RIP Bob D.
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Re: Adapter For Using A Cordless Router with the Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2023, 04:47 PM »
Some more photos of the Makita Adapter. Router can
be mounted in either direction same as the DeWalt.

Are the Makita version for sale yet? If so, how do I get one?

TSO is saddened to have to share that Bob D. passed away very suddenly. His wife, Linda, shocked us with the news the day after we had agreed in principle on an planned longterm working relationship in the development of new pproducts. I must confess that I struggled with sharing this news in a business context - i was deeply moved. Bob was not even 70 years old.

Bob was a consumate woodworker, engineer, problem solver and solution finder. As a TSO customer it was a natural that our contacts would grow beyond being a customer relationship. Each of us independently developed solutions to adapt non-FESTOOL routers for use with the LR 32 System. We had already developed a CNC machined Adapter set for the DeWALT Trim Router and were excited to have Bob's talents and time available to work with us in driiving this type of development forward.

Look for announcement shortly of TSO designed LR 32 and Non-FESTOOL router Adapter kits like the pictured example with the  DeWALT Trim Router.

RiP Bob D.

Hans

I had feared the worst but did not want to spread unfounded or inaccurate info. Bob had shared with me that you were having discussions and he was excited about the possibilities.

He was very generous and went out of his way to connect. We were "neighbors" in the sense he was an hour away but grew up minutes from our home and often tried to assist with local stuff. He'll be missed.

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2023, 04:53 PM »

I looked at his Mafell guide rail square. Very impressive. I noticed that he says this new version ”now have the option to work with the new fc900 rail”. Any idea what rail this refers to?

https://fctools.co.uk/product/fc900-rail/

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Re: Adapter For Using Compact Routers With The Festool LR32 Guide
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2023, 04:57 PM »

I looked at his Mafell guide rail square. Very impressive. I noticed that he says this new version ”now have the option to work with the new fc900 rail”. Any idea what rail this refers to?

https://fctools.co.uk/product/fc900-rail/

Thanks, but he really needs some pics of how to use it.

Interesting that it has something to do with the Zeta too.

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« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2023, 05:06 PM »

Thanks, but he really needs some pics of how to use it.

Interesting that it has something to do with the Zeta too.

Sure. He's a small shop and likely enjoys making good tools more than fiddling with websites and such.

https://www.facebook.com/hybridrailsquare/

http://www.youtube.com/@FCHybridRailSquare/videos

Here is a old video of his trim router LR32 product and template for cutting the holes in a rail:

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