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  #31  
Old Mon 12 February 2007, 20:44
vadeem
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This website has the Milwaukee 5625-20 (3.5 hp + base) for only 276.49 shipped to the lower 48 states:

http://www.tools-plus.com/milwaukee-5625-20.html

That is less than Amazon and you get a base to sell on ebay (or figure a way to make a mount of some sort out of it)

Their website looks good in that your ENTIRE order ships for flat $6.50 .
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  #32  
Old Mon 12 February 2007, 23:06
Gerald_D
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Yes, don't dump the bases, we might be able to convert them for the MechMate's attachment point.
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  #33  
Old Tue 13 February 2007, 00:25
reza forushani
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What is the difference between 5625-20 and 5625-29?
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  #34  
Old Tue 13 February 2007, 01:04
reza forushani
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Just ordered 5625-20 for $269.99.
Thanks for everyone's help
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  #35  
Old Tue 13 February 2007, 01:47
Gerald_D
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Regarding the Milwaukee 5625...

I think the standard supply is 1/4 and 1/2" collets each with a fitted nut. These are the relevant part numbers:

1/4" Collet only, part no. 48-66-0985 (With nut, PN: 48-66-1015)
3/8" Collet only, part no. 48-66-1000 (apparently this one is not part of the standard supply)
1/2" Collet only part no. 48-66-1010 (With nut, PN: 48-66-1020)

...but you probably want all of them. You might also want a separate nut (PN 44-40-0095) for each of them. Don't know the number of 3/8" collet assembly with nut.

To install and remove the nut, see operator's manual

Also, you won't be sorry if you bought a spare set of brushes and bearings with the tool - see parts list.

Here is Paco's blog on changing the brushes - watch that space for intructions on changing the bearings.
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  #36  
Old Tue 13 February 2007, 04:45
DocTanner
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The Milwaukee 5625 comes with a 1/2" collet.
The router is slightly larger than 4 inches
I used 4 inches of 4" id pipe, cutting it the weld on the inside of the pipe, and welded 2 flanges with bolt holes for securing the router.
This was welded directly to the Z-plate.

I'll try to post a pic of this this evening.

DocTanner
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  #37  
Old Tue 13 February 2007, 17:27
DocTanner
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Here is a pic of it.



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  #38  
Old Tue 13 February 2007, 22:06
Gerald_D
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Ah, good to see some nice workmanship - radiussed corners, washers under nuts, shiny blue paint.....
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  #39  
Old Tue 20 February 2007, 14:17
James Webster
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It took only 2 days to get the 5625-20 Milwaukee router from Tools Plus. Router came nicely packed.

Ours arrived with ONLY a 1/4" collet. A quick call to Milwaukee came up with the fact that it is supposed to come with ONLY a 1/2" collet. Box was original factory sealed, so it was Milwaukee's fault. They are sending a 1/2" out. Be aware that many of you would rather have the 1/4" anyway.

Here are some base pics if anyone wants to start dreaming up a universal mounting idea:
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Old Tue 20 February 2007, 14:21
James Webster
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Here are the holes with the handles removed. They slant up at an angle, so they are pretty much worthless.

The metal is thin cast, so drilling and tapping some new holes is unlikely. Its just too thin.

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  #41  
Old Tue 20 February 2007, 14:24
James Webster
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Here is the underside showing how thin the casting walls are under the handles.

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  #42  
Old Tue 20 February 2007, 22:11
Gerald_D
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Great pictures James, thanks!

An idea.....?

Cut base off (we only need the body clamp)
Go up inside the casting with threaded flat bars
Put new holes in the casting for screws through to the flats inside:



Go from those flat bars to the z-slide on the left (the clamp-screw away from the slide)? . ? . ?

James (or anyone else who also has this Milwaukee), could you measure the body diameter with a vernier caliper for us? (Doc says it is slightly over 4") Some more overall dimensions would also be useful. I want to see if I can design an adapter that mates to the mounting holes on the z-slide.....
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  #43  
Old Thu 22 February 2007, 07:53
DocTanner
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Perhaps combining Gerald's system of the quick change plate welded onto a 4" pipe would be an effective simple solution.
Welding mine to the Z-plate shouldn't present any problems.

Later, if I desire a different tool in the holder, the MechMate can cut an adapter to fit inside the pipe.


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  #44  
Old Sat 24 February 2007, 09:17
Gerald_D
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I am fond of hydraulic pipe clamps when needing to mount a round item to a flat surface. See McMaster-Carr item 3015T338 or 3015T314.
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  #45  
Old Sat 24 February 2007, 13:58
James Webster
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The Milwaukee body is 105mm (4.14") in diameter.
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  #46  
Old Sat 24 February 2007, 21:22
Gerald_D
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Thanks for that James. Hey, you are in the telescope mounting business, how about designing and producing a mount for us?
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  #47  
Old Thu 01 March 2007, 19:00
James Webster
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I saw some of these clamps at the local hardware store. They are called "Iron Pipe Repair Clamp" They did not have 4" in stock, but they could order them.

They look like they might be a good mount (RS-2):

http://www.romacon.nl/RomaconEnglish.html



Here is a picture of an even simplier one:
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  #48  
Old Sat 03 March 2007, 23:04
Paco
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At last... how to replace the Milwaukee 5625 bearings.

DocTanner and all, you might want to take a look at it for "How to remove the depth adjustment screw from the motor...
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  #49  
Old Tue 27 March 2007, 21:25
Paco
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This is something new I've tried about the MK5625 bearings...
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  #50  
Old Wed 28 March 2007, 15:23
Evan Curtis
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Once again, Good work Paco!
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  #51  
Old Sat 09 June 2007, 08:27
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Here is a company selling brackets and toolchangers for routers: Midwest Rapid Tool Inc.

(Please realise that I am not endorsing or promoting a company when I simply make a note to say that it exists)
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  #52  
Old Wed 15 August 2007, 06:29
Greg J
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Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
I just received an email from Ron at K2 devices (K2CNC.com). They are seeing a demand for the Milwauke 5625-29 and will have a mount / bracket designed in the next 10 days.

I'm assuming that the price will be in the $70 USD range (thats what the other mounts are going for).

Greg
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  #53  
Old Sat 25 August 2007, 09:08
Greg J
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Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
The mount for the Milwauke router is ready. I ordered mine last night.

http://www.k2cnc.com/shop/proddetail...MIL5625&cat=31
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  #54  
Old Sat 25 August 2007, 10:11
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Greg, do you think your V-rollers are going to touch the 3.5" wide mount?
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  #55  
Old Sat 25 August 2007, 10:19
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
If I were over on that side of the Atlantic, I would probably buy the Porter-Cable mount and use a thin sheet of plastic when holding the slightly smaller Milwaukee. Then I would be able to hold the Porter Cable if I really had to.

But, after looking at the price difference, I'm not sure if it is worth it.
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  #56  
Old Sat 25 August 2007, 20:13
Greg J
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Hagerman, New Mexico
United States of America
Gerald,

Good question. I may be putting the cart before the horse.

I was actually more concerned about the cutout on the mount for the depth gage of the Milwaukee router. I didn't think there was enough "meat". Sent several email to Ron and ordered.

After I finish with "J.R.'s Skate" design and drawings (almost done, maybe post tomorrow night), I'll check those dimensions.

Thanks for the input.
Greg
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  #57  
Old Sat 25 August 2007, 23:43
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
That depth gauge can be removed, but it involves removing the cover, brushes and maybe field coil as well. (Don't know what this does to the warranty). Paco is the resident expert on these things, but I havn't seen him around for a while. Maybe a PM will locate him?
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  #58  
Old Sun 26 August 2007, 09:31
paco
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Québec
Canada
Or check out the photo album I put about disassembling the 5625 for bearing change.

Hey Gerald! Not much post but still reading. Lots of technical stuff that don't need commentating what so ever... since they are from skilled peoples.
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  #59  
Old Sun 26 August 2007, 10:07
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Hi Paco

Is it quite easy to remove the depth gauge? I'm sure you don't need to move bearings or anything like that?
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  #60  
Old Sun 26 August 2007, 11:41
paco
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Québec
Canada
Yes it's easy... for me at least... and I'm pretty sure for the most user here.

Prior to remove the cover, you need to remove the depth screw knob. When you get to the point where the brushes are removed and the tachometer is slided off, you just need to lift the motor frame/armature assembly and the depth adjustment screw can be removed.

Most (all?) screws on this unit are of torx type.
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