21 Nov A Dedicated Router Motor for Small CNCs and Traditional Manual Lifts
If you are looking for a portable router to pop into a small CNC or a traditional router table lift, Woodpeckers has a suggestion. The company’s new SpinRite™ router motor (item 1015420, $269.99) begins with three critical components -industrial/CNC grade ER20 collets, a carefully machined internal taper on the shaft, and a precision collet nut. These combine to deliver significantly less run-out than the most popular 3HP class routers on the market. SpinRite also delivers infinite speed control from a low of 10,000 rpm for large and wide profiling bits to 22,000 rpm for shallow cuts with straight bits. From plowing a tiny 1/16″ V-groove to raising panels, the SpinRite can dial in the right speed for the job. And the motor’s soft start feature ramps the speed up smoothly, saving wear and tear on both the router and the lift or a gantry. Once it reaches the desired speed, there’s minimal vibration and quiet operation. That means a better surface finish, less operator fatigue and longer tool life.
Originally developed for metalworking mills, ER-20 collets have become a global industrial standard. They have 8 segments, compared to the typical router collet with 4 or 6. The closing taper is longer and smoother, and it’s ground to a much tighter tolerance. Both 1/2″ and 1/4″ collets are included with this motor, and dozens of sizes are available from as small as 1/16″ to a maximum of 1/2″, in inch and metric sizes. Most woodworking router users never need anything other than 1/2″ and 1/4″, but with the ER-20 system, if a bit comes with, say, a 3/8″ or 8mm shaft, there’s an ER-20 collet to fit. The collet wrenches included with the SpinRite are offset, so a woodworker can reach down below the table to change bits, if necessary. And there are no tabs or pins on the 4.2” diameter cylindrical body, so it’s easy and smooth to mount the motor in most major brands of router lifts (including Woodpeckers’ PRL V2 420,which is listed at $399.99). Even the switch and speed control dial have been positioned optimally for access in lifts and gantries.
SpinRiterouter motors carry a one-year warranty against defects in materials and workmanship, and Woodpeckers is the exclusive North American distributor.