#1
Howdy you lot again,

So when I properly start work on my guitar, I'm going to need a router (and about a million other things... but hey). My dad's a carpenter so he has one, but I'm not sure how much I'll be able to use it.

If, say, I was looking into getting one for myself (to be honest I probably won't, but I'd like to see what I could get), what would be some small cheap ones I could look at that would be suitable to use on a guitar?

Thanks
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#3
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why would you ask us? just look at a few on hardware sites

I'm guessing he would ask us seeing that a bunch of people here own their own woodworking stuff and they might be able to answer.
#4
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I'm guessing he would ask us seeing that a bunch of people here own their own woodworking stuff and they might be able to answer.

Bingo

Also, I don't know much about routers, what sort I would need, what sites to look on, good ones, bad ones etc... You get the picture
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#6
^ It will, I'll have a look through now, cheers
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#8
drill presses aren't fast enough at all. I use a bosch plunge router for all of my work. Its a great tool, don't buy a crappy router, you'll find that it is the most used tool. Make sure you get one with plunge capabilities.
#10
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^You adjust the belt, nimrod.

Lol, I was going to say, You can make them very fast.
#11
not as fast as a router... Your calling me a nimrod, routers spin at 22k rpm drill presses go to about 3k rpm. before you call me a nimrod learn the facts 22k is about 7x's faster than 3k that a drill press can reach at top speed (a nice drill press)
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#12
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not as fast as a router...

I believe my shop teacher from highschool begs to differ. It lost a lot of torque when I changed the ratio's on the gears "very old press" but man did i have that thing spinning.
#14
Using a drill press as a router is not a good idea at all. Drill presses and not design to withstand pressure from the sides. Amongst other reasons.
#16
^ Any idea where I could get one that cheap in England?
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#17
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^ Any idea where I could get one that cheap in England?

No clue sadly
#18
Why don't you ask your father? If he is a carpenter he should be able to answer any questions you have and even where to get the best for the money.

BTW I have the trim router from Harbor Freight. I use it for pickup and control cavities only after I've removed a majority of the wood with forstner bits. You'll need a larger one for body shaping.
#19
Ask your dad if he has one you could buy or knows if anyone has a good used one or some suggestions for a good cheaper one. also don't buy a craftsman one there ****.