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Discussion in 'CNC Mills/Routers' started by Rendermandan, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. Rendermandan

    Rendermandan Well-Known
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    After many years of excellent performance, my dealt 611 router finally gave out. So I am currently looking for a new router. I’m looking at getting the Bosch 1617Evs.
    I’m not sure it will fit in the open build mounts. I think it’s a larger diameter.

    Has anyone mounted this router and if so, what did you use for the mounts?

     
  2. Andreas Bockert

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    I've been using a Factory Reconditioned Makita RT0701C. It has a diameter of 65mm and won't fit the standard OpenBuilds mounts. I've been happy with it so far and the price is very good. (I managed to pick one up for $69). I believe it has electronic RPM control so it tries to keep a constant RPM even if the load changes.

    I've been using a 65mm clone of the OpenBuilds mount but I'm planning to switch to using one of these spindle mounts of ebay. (Spindle Motor Mount Bracket Clamp 65mm/ 80mm Diameter For CNC Engraver Machine | eBay)

    The benefit if the Bosch would be the lower min RPM.

    I hope this helps.
     
  3. Rendermandan

    Rendermandan Well-Known
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    Thanks! There are three reasons I’m looking at the Bosch,
    1. 2.25 HP, Needed for cutting aluminum
    2. It accepts multiple collet sizes from 1/8”, 1/4”, 3/8” and 1/2”.
    3. Rpm management. It goes all the way down to 8000 rpm.

    If I could find a smaller router that did all of that, maybe even less HP, I’d do it instead. But for the options I want, that’s what I’m stuck with.

    Thanks again!
     
  4. Andreas Bockert

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    I see. I’m not sure power will be an issue on a hobby grade machine. You other points are valid though. Especially larger collets could open up to some interesting bit choices.

    The cheap Chinese mounts might come in a suitable size. You could also see if @Chris Laidlaw can make a mount for your machine.
     
  5. joe williams

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    That Bosch router is interesting...but it weighs about 4 pounds more than the Dewalt!...will that be a problem?
     
  6. Rick 2.0

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    The Hitachi M12VC also has quite a following and may be worth a look. The big question here is what are you hanging it from?
     
  7. Rendermandan

    Rendermandan Well-Known
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    I guess I will find out.... I’ve built a large C-beam machine style machine. It has the larger belt drive. Nema 23 z axis motor. With the XL plates.
    So I’m hoping it will handle the extra weight.

    I’ve designed a mount out of aluminum for it, but I need a spindle to mill it, to mount my spindle (smacks my forehead!).
     
  8. Rendermandan

    Rendermandan Well-Known
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    So tonight I stopped by a store and picked up a 1617. It is larger and heavier! I placed it on top of my old dewalt 611 that is still in the z axis mount just to see if the stepper would be able to lift it, it had no problem lifting both of them at the same time. As for causing deflection, I will have to tram it again anyway.

    I also found a mount for it from cnc routerparts.com.
    Bosch 1617 Router Mount - CRP142-00-02 | CNCRouterParts

    Looks promising! Has anyone purchased from them before? Thought?
     
  9. Rendermandan

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    Got some good news, I ended going with a cheaper mount for the 1617 from eBay. Its a 3 piece design, but seems to do the job! Now I have to pull the old mounts off and get the new one fitted up.
     
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    Rendermandan Well-Known
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    1567FB12-E4AA-411E-B9A5-22F8B477663B.jpeg 82CB23A6-9636-4F89-9F66-F54669DCA39D.jpeg 44CF8219-B514-4CC3-8395-D426B7365FD7.jpeg So I got the mount replaced and the new router is up and running. I had a SuperPID on the Dewalt before, but now since the Bosch goes down to 8K, I might end up just taking it out. Here are some pics of the new setup.
     
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  11. JDaubs

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    Your setup looks great!
    How's the Bosch been working out for you? I'm in the design stages and already have this router. I'm thinking about using it for my build.
     

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