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    Multi-Router

    Has anyone bought or used David Marks Multi-Router?

    It looks good but it's over $2,600+!

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    Wink Multi-router

    A competative machine to the MR is the WoodRat. Also powered by a router. I have one and there is a lively community forum at woodrat.com in England, where the WR is made. You can get a $5 DVD demo from chipsfly.com.

    For a $1500 less money you get the same functionality, and most important, dust collection. I'm just learning to use my WoodRat, so I won't wave the flag. I've only made sliding dovetails and finger joints. But - so I'm told - the machine is the 'cat's meow' for dovetails, mortise and tenon, and other joints.

    As an example of the WR's versatility, I am going up to the regional warehouse in California for Festool next month to buy some equipment. But, as excited as I am about their new Domino, I'm going to save my $660 and not buy one. I think the WR will duplicate most of its functionality. I may be wrong.

    Both the Multi-Router and WoodRat work as a sort of router-powered CNC machine. Without the computer. Fortunately, their are a lot of folks on the Internet willing to advise on the WR. A huge collection of advice, jigs and WR commentary can be found at aldel.co.uk.

    Gary Curtis

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    I've used a multi-router, I don't know if its the one David Marks uses. I worked in a shop that used it for chair joints and the occasional regular tenon or weird mortise. They're handy if you need to cut a tenon at an angle to a rail, or if you want to cut a mortise in the end of a 6' long rail. The only drawback, aside from the price, is there's this noisy, dusty router on it

    We used to replace the router about once in 18 - 24 months, but it was very heavily used.

    John

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    i`ve used but not purchased a multirouter.....i think they`re worth the money, i just don`t have the money .....tod
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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    Two of my buddies own this, and I've played with it a little. I'm VERY impressed. Once set up it's goof-proof (important for a guy like me ).

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    No, but I would love to have one. IIRC, the $2600 does not include all of the accessories.

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    Didn't know what y'all were talking about, so I Googled it. Interesting but not on my want list.
    http://www.djmarks.com/multirouter.asp

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    jds is the company who makes it......here`s a link;
    http://www.jdstools.com/index.asp?Pa...TS&Category=16
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

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