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Offline afish

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Dewalt tilt base router
« on: April 28, 2021, 06:18 PM »
I have no idea why Dewalt refuses to make a tilt base for the cordless trim router... I was thinking about going and buying a makita but really dont want multiple battery platforms.  So I whipped this up.  I still need to go get the proper hardware and swap out the base for some HDPE but she looks like she will work good.  Dont need it very often but when you do it comes in handy.   

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Offline JD2720

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Re: Dewalt tilt base router
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2021, 06:25 PM »
Nice work.
Woodhaven made a similar base for larger router years ago.

Offline afish

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Re: Dewalt tilt base router
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2021, 06:36 PM »
Nice, I like the detents and thought about doing something like that but I plan on using it to put bevels on edges to match radius work so they are always odd angles to the tenth of a degree so I just plan on setting it with a digital angle finder.

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Dewalt tilt base router
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2021, 08:36 PM »
I made one like the Woodhaven but for my PC690 router years ago. Used it on two projects. It has been gathering dust on the shelf ever since. But it let me accomplish some decorative cuts I would otherwise not have been able to do.

I found a photo of the shop with it in view. This has to be before 2010 because I see my old table saw in the foreground.
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It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?

Offline afish

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Re: Dewalt tilt base router
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2021, 03:46 PM »
That pic makes me think of one of those games where you have to find items hidden in a photo.  You shouldnt have circled it and see how many could find it :)