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    I totally agree. No other tool will do what a good plunge router will. And no other tool I own scares me as much.

    You're holding in your hands a motor with the power of a lawn mower, but with more torque and spinning at 9000-25,000 rpm.

    I try to have a good template for everything, secure everything as well as I can, test all cuts first on wood I don't love. I won't say I have always done all those things. I will say when I didn't I have often regretted it.

    I've never been hurt by my router, which may be because I treat it with the same respect that I show to alligators her in Florida ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fender3x View Post
    I totally agree. No other tool will do what a good plunge router will. And no other tool I own scares me as much.

    You're holding in your hands a motor with the power of a lawn mower, but with more torque and spinning at 9000-25,000 rpm.

    I try to have a good template for everything, secure everything as well as I can, test all cuts first on wood I don't love. I won't say I have always done all those things. I will say when I didn't I have often regretted it.

    I've never been hurt by my router, which may be because I treat it with the same respect that I show to alligators her in Florida ;-)

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    Yes sir, fantastic tools when all is going well, but terrifying when it all goes wrong. Them gators is ‘ornery as our crocs...not to mention our drop bears....
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    Quote Originally Posted by FrankenWashie View Post
    Yes sir, fantastic tools when all is going well, but terrifying when it all goes wrong. Them gators is ‘ornery as our crocs...not to mention our drop bears....
    Oh bloody drop bears, more vicious than a router haha

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    The bear is more convincing than the accents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fender3x View Post
    I totally agree. No other tool will do what a good plunge router will. And no other tool I own scares me as much.

    You're holding in your hands a motor with the power of a lawn mower, but with more torque and spinning at 9000-25,000 rpm.

    I try to have a good template for everything, secure everything as well as I can, test all cuts first on wood I don't love. I won't say I have always done all those things. I will say when I didn't I have often regretted it.

    I've never been hurt by my router, which may be because I treat it with the same respect that I show to alligators her in Florida ;-)

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    The only other tool I can think of immediately that demands the same level of respect as the plunge router would be a chainsaw. And a wise move to respect Alligators haha.

    Quote Originally Posted by G-Axe View Post
    The bear is more convincing than the accents.

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    Yeh they aren't the greatest but the ad was still amusing, particularly compared to most of the adverts we get on tv now which are rubbish. Everything has been swallowed by political correctness.
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    I'm continuing to push ahead with the build. Routed the remainder of the outside of the body. Unfortunately I got another tear out on that same corner despite doing a climb cut. I'm now suspecting there must've been some defect that I couldn't see with the naked eye on that area because all of the rest of the body came out ok. Next weekend I'll make up an epoxy sawdust mix to fill those spots and then clean up the corner. I also routed the access for the electronics. Getting closer to gluing the top on.



    I also finished the truss rod routing jig. Just need to get some longer bolts as the ones I got are too short.



    I'll also need to locate another bridge because the cheap one off eBay had the pickup hole cut at the wrong angle which threw everything out of alignment. I could've modified the body for it to fit but I didn't want to cut a weird shaped bridge pickup cavity just so this bridge would work and risk not being able to swap components in the future.
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