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jamesbisset
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07/08/2020 4:09 pm  

@frocesterbill I think what you’re saying is I really need three?

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Bill Flude
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07/08/2020 5:13 pm  

At least 3.......

You can pick up bargains on eBay - the Bosch POV500 can be as little as £30......

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07/08/2020 5:34 pm  

@jamesbisset

For *most* guitar routing jobs, I use my ancient (1980s vintage) b&q no-name handheld router.  Yup, it’s lasted 35-odd years (though it did bugger all for the first 25 of those).  
It’s small, light, easy to handle, and does the job without fuss.  
I’ve got other 1/4” routers because .... mainly because I thought they’d be “better” than the vintage one (they’re not particularly better).
I’ve also got a big blue Bosch 1/2” job, but I rarely use that on any guitar related jobs.

if you might have need of a big Triton router for other jobs, then you might just have been hypothetically lucky, but you’ll probably still end up buying the smaller one too.

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jamesbisset
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07/08/2020 6:17 pm  

if you might have need of a big Triton router for other jobs, then you might just have been hypothetically lucky, but you’ll probably still end up buying the smaller one too.

Yup. That’s kinda what I’ve been thinking. This will be my first router. I don’t want to spend my time wrestling with something that’s stronger than I am.

Unless, of course, a heavier router is more stable...

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07/08/2020 6:22 pm  

@frocesterbill 

You can pick up bargains on eBay - the Bosch POV500 can be as little as £30....

Hmmmm...

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Bill Flude
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07/08/2020 6:35 pm  

They are serviceable - only brushes and possibly bearings would wear out.....

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08/08/2020 1:25 am  

I have two, a cheap Erbauer from screwfix with a wide Perspex base ( as seen on the build your own course) that I use on the neck angle ..

The other is a dewalt like what Mark uses fir all heavy duty work and that it has great extraction when fitted to the shop vac..

Most will work as long as you have quality bits..


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08/08/2020 10:24 am  

@jamesbisset Some 1/2" routers come with an interchangeable collet? Check - there may be a 1/4" and 8mm collet included. If that is the case BONUS! If not then you will need to get a smaller one for sure...

Measure twice, cut once...


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jamesbisset
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08/08/2020 11:37 am  

@markbailey 1/2" and 12mm collets included, but Triton do an adaptor for taking 1/4" bits.

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13/08/2020 10:25 pm  

Saw this on Youtube and made it in a few minutes works well..

 fretwire bender

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13/08/2020 10:27 pm  

Made this with a few bits of scrap, an old drill and a drill holder.

The cylinders were made from the results of cutting holes in chipboard and pushing an old screwdriver through the centre holes

 Drill sander

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13/08/2020 10:29 pm  

cost £30. works fine. attached to a dust extractor.

On top is my first attempt at a scarf joint.

 Bandsaw scarf

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13/08/2020 10:47 pm  

The fret bender looks great. Can you please post the YouTube link?


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Bill Flude
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14/08/2020 8:39 am  

@jamesbisset

Triton do a 1/4” collett but it isn’t on their website - Screwfix sell it - looks like all of their collets work with all of their routers - perhaps Triton want to sell you two routers..... ? 

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14/08/2020 8:54 am  

@frocesterbill The big Triton was collected yesterday. I did wonder if the clerical error would be compounded and they’d send me a second router without taking away the first one, but it wasn’t to be.

But, yes, in the meantime I should get on and order a 1/4" collett...

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