Hand Router / Bovenfrees

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This equipment is safety category 6: Other equipment with no limits

This equipment is Noise Category 2: Can be used at all hours, but in moderation. Try to be considerate. If you feel a need to wear ear protection make sure it is between 07:00 and 19:00 otherwise you are probably too noisy!

This equipment is ought to be used with active dust control if you use it for more than 10-15 minutes in total.


Electric hand router. We have several ones; from very light to quite heavy as well as a Router Table.

Be very careful with the collet sizes; we have both Imperial and Metric ones; in 1/4th of an inch; 6mm and 8mm.

Know that 1/4 of an inch is almost 6mm - but not quite. Putting a 6mm bit into a 1/4th of an inch collet or vise versa will absolotely ruin it. And they are expensive and hard to replace (long lead team; 30-60 euro's).

So check that your cutter shank fits absolutely perfectly in the collet; with virtually no wobble even when not yet tightened.


The Green Bosch POF 1400 ACE is owned by Ramon, it is labeled. See Category:OnLoan.

Een Groene Bosch bovenfrees is van Ronald.Category:OnLoan.

Een Groene Bosch bovenfrees is van Alex. Category:OnLoan.

The light blue one has been donated to the space by Dirk.

Imperial WARNING: Imperial tools have slightly different sizes than Metric ones.

Using the wrong one will often damage the bolt, nut or whatever you are working on. See thislist for all the imperial tools we have.

Try not to mix them with our metric tools -- to make sure your fellow maker does not ruin their work.

Be especially careful with the close friends', such as sizes like 5/8inch and 16mm. Although the difference is 0.13mm - you will ruin (or usually just crack) a collet or similar..