I was bored and designed a Mostly Printed Plunge Router for 52mm spindles.
It’s made from 3d printed parts, a milled piece of clear acrylic, 8mm smooth rods, LM8UU bearings and a couple of M5 and M8 bolts and nuts (all spare parts I have lying around from another build).
I took some inspiration from the MPCNC parts and tried to design everything so that it prints easily and without supports.
It’s still a WIP, I will build it when I’m done working on the MPCNC
That’s neat. How do the lm8uu stand up to the dirt? I guess you could always use printed ones, since it doesn’t have to be baby smooth. I guess the depth is determined by the screw? Hopefully the pitch is an integer so you can make 5 turns for 10mm or something.
Very slick. I want to make a plate to attach my 611 in a router table for trim, since the only base I have is attached to my LR.
The M8 screw has a pitch of 1.25mm, so maybe I’ll change it to M6 (1mm pitch), good idea
The lm8uu bearings have some sort of rubber lip that seems to keep the dust out pretty well. I used them in a cnc before and never had any problems. But you’re right, they aren’t necessary, I used them because I had them lying around…