Wow, Thanks all! I did not get back until late last night.
Lots of Black Friday sales out there. I wonder if v1 will have any discounts tomorrow? Do I dare get a 3DP and have to learning projects?
I got the Carbide 3D on sale w/ free shipping $72 to my door today.
I specced the size in the calculator with the dewalt, I assume the change doesn’t matter that I changed except perhaps a bit of change in size of the carving area will happen (bigger or smaller) wont affect much.
Bits, from inlay experience I ill probably get some down-cuts (I think I have a 1/32? and 1/64"?). The argument is always up-cut vs down-cut. Up-cut supposedly ejects material better but leaves a rougher bottom, where down-cut leaves it flat but al these messy fibers/splinters. It practice neither seems very ideal IME but I think I have liked down-cut better for the flat bottom but it always depends on the application If I am just going to float in a ed of CA it probably doesn’t matter. I am no expert just mild experience so YMMV.
But I didn’t really know on the general purpose wood removal tasks eg. 2D/2.5D sign like cuts. Hardwoods and ply and maybe MDF. Thanks for the suggestions. That plywood bit looks great for all that glue.
FYI info for others benefit. Router/spindle research before I found the Black Friday sale in case others find it useful.
Why would I want slower speeds?
High speeds increase vibration, get smoother cleaner cuts, less wear, safer, quieter
I went with the Carbide3d version. They are having a Black Friday sale ($68) and free shipping ~$72 w/ tax.
In case anyone else gets benefits from seeing options I list them below:
Dewalt 611 (Already HAVE)
(<5.5 Pounds (4.5 w/o base?)
While I LOVE this, probably keep for separate tasks and it weighs a bit more
rigid (HAVE) - <4 lbs (3 w/o base?)
Currently mounted elsewhere but I dont use it "often", I could steal that then replace it later.
No idea on runout.
Dewalt 660 (Purchase) - <3.5 Pounds
(2.6 lbs w/o cord) https://forum.v1engineering.com/t/611-on-a-primo/21573/6
I think I can add a HF variable to it per the forums
HF: https://www.harborfreight.com/router-variable-speed-control-dial-59386.html $18
Makita XXXXX (3.5 w/o base)
HF Bauer (Purchase): (can purchase locally easy)
Carbide 3D (Purchase/Free shipping $68 Black Friday! today!)
RPM Range 12,000 - 30,000
****Cord Length: 12 ft.
Plug type: US, 120V
other comments found before I found the Carbide3D on sale:
" I think it’s probably fine for the DeWalt 660 or other lighter weight trim routers but DeWalt 611 or Makita 070x and clones are too heavy." - https://forum.v1engineering.com/t/time-to-upgrade-from-threaded-rod/13511/12
". And if you think the MPCNC isn’t for the 611, or harbor freight, or makita (all 1.25HP routers), then you’ve not been looking at the forums or thingiverse very much, to be honest"