I'm looking to get enough tools together to continue building guitars at home (as opposed to at school). I found a router (and table) in my garage, which i figured was a huge score until i realized it said Sears on it. Anybody have experience with the Sears 315 router? I'm gonna bring it in to school and see what my tech teacher thinks of it, hoping i saved myself a few hundred bucks here. While i'm at it, is there anyway/anything i can use to avoid buying a bandsaw?
havent heard of it but the best way to test a tool is to use it
i had one. burned it out routing some stubborn mahogany haha its good for small applications, but i wouldnt recommend building anything big with it.
think it could get through doing an ash body?
Just run it till it blows! I bet it could. Just make shallow passes and don't work it to hard. Heck, if you were careful enough you could route a guitar with a dremel.
Yeah, i don know how so many people burn out routers... I used my crappy old sears router (at least 15 years old) on about 65 guitars before it gave out. and it was not even the motor, it was the switch.