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Hand held router DC--Tupperware to the rescue - shoottmx - 11-17-2019

Using an unmounted router has always made a huge mess of chips blown all over the shop. Mortising legs and rails to mount bed connectors I decided to try to minimize the blast of chips. I checked the Bosch DC adapters reviews and the overwhelming negative sentiment is that they are flimsy, won't holdup to even light use. So I came up with this:

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BTW, That's LOML's hand, she's a super helper in the shop. Rather than fabricating a way to mount the stiff shop vac hose, she just held it in place and followed as I moved the router. It picked up at least 95% of the chips. Quick, cheap, reuseable and effective. All I have to do is replace an elcheapo bowl. I might splurge and get her two!

This is routing an end rail:

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RE: Hand held router DC--Tupperware to the rescue - Handplanesandmore - 11-17-2019

Where there is a will.... Good work.

If you're referring to this adapter, it ain't that bad:

https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-PR012-Collection-PR011-Plunge/dp/B00BD5G93S/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Bosch+PR012+Dust+Collection+Kit+For+PR011+Plunge+Base&qid=1574033955&sr=8-1

I use it whenever I can...more than ten years old.

Simon


RE: Hand held router DC--Tupperware to the rescue - shoottmx - 11-18-2019

(11-17-2019, 07:42 PM)Handplanesandmore Wrote: Where there is a will.... Good work.

If you're referring to this adapter, it ain't that bad:

https://www.amazon.com/Bosch-PR012-Collection-PR011-Plunge/dp/B00BD5G93S/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=Bosch+PR012+Dust+Collection+Kit+For+PR011+Plunge+Base&qid=1574033955&sr=8-1

I use it whenever I can...more than ten years old.

Simon

Simon,
That one doesn't fit my 1617. Both the RA1175 and RA1177AT get lousy reviews for longevity.

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RE: Hand held router DC--Tupperware to the rescue - Arlin Eastman - 11-19-2019

Someone is bound to say this so I will be first.

Will your sweetheart come over and do the work for me so I can see how it is done.  Laugh


RE: Hand held router DC--Tupperware to the rescue - Big Dave - 11-23-2019

That's pretty slick...  Yes