Routers -

I am often asked what routers will work for the Copy Carver.  Most any small diameter laminate trimmer router will work, however I recommend the routers with an all metal housing because you will be attaching the router to the Copy Carver via muffler clamps.  Using a plastic housing router may not hold up to the tension applied by the clamps over time.  So to make the choice easier I have listed some of the favorites in use today by other Copy Carver users. You can click on the below picture to go to those websites for more information.  Keep in mind just about any brand or size router can used if you change the way the router mounts to the face panel that will accommodate your router preference.  Simple wood mounts can easily be fashioned to match your router motor housing and a common band clamp used to secure everything in place. 

~Ed

Homier Brand Laminate Router $19.99

Visit their website and order online.

NOTE: These routers have been sold with metal motor housings and plastic motor housings using the same part number.  Be sure to check or ask before ordering that you get a metal housing if at all possible. The plastic version can be used if necessary, by using the adjustable depth sleeve that comes with the router as the router mount instead of the muffler clamps shown in the plans.  It will however limit your cutting depth some.


Ryobi 3/4 HP Laminate Trimmer Router


Or the popular Harbor Freight version


NOTE: These routers have been sold with metal motor housings and plastic motor housings using the same part number.  Be sure to check or ask before ordering that you get a metal housing. The plastic version can be used if necessary, by using the adjustable depth sleeve that comes with the router as the router mount instead of the clamps shown in the plans.  It will however limit your cutting depth some.


And for router bits and setup table clamps I use Rockler, they have the largest selection of unique items for woodworking.


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