We're happy to answer any questions, feel free to call. This is an amazing tool that will allow you to carve identical pieces from an original, and do it efficiently and quickly. Made of welded steel construction, it is extremely rigid and stable... And built for a lifetime of use.This machine will carve objects up to 8 inches in diameter, and any length desired. Length can be easily extended! Ball bearing guides move effortlessly on steel shafts while a router fitted with a carbide bit does the cutting. A nylon tipped guide pin follows the contour of the original with surprising ease. A wonderful addition to fine hand craftsmanship, this duplicator will allow you to cut a duplicate from a blank block of wood that needs only a final sanding to be finished. Simply a wonderful tool for the hands-on person who wants to do his own work. The turning mechanism allows for the rotation of the workpieces a full 360 degrees, in unison, then they can be locked solidly in position for carving with the twist of a knob. Cutting can be done in three dimensions effortlessly. Setup is accomplished in a matter of minutes on your own table...
A piece of 3/4 plywood is fine. All you need to supply is the table or plywood to mount the mechanism and the router and you can start carving. WE DO NOT SUPPLY THE ROUTER.
The machine is set up for the Bosch 1617 router, and will also fit the Porter Cable 690 series. Will carve objects up to 35, with the standard length side rails, and this can be easily extended up to 7 Ft. With the construction of a simple sliding center panel of plywood (plans are included). A handle is lightly held by the operator and the cutting bit follows the detail of the original exactly while the operator makes passes back and forth (or side to side) to remove excess wood. Simple manual operation allows you to proceed at your own speed.
Cutting bits are easily changed to suit the carving. A selection of carbide bits come with the machine, each one with a matching guide pin. The Duplicator is very easy to operate and very forgiving...You just can't make mistakes if you take it at a moderate pace. The best feature is that this duplicator will carve an unlimited number of items. Canoe Paddles to Fishing Lures, and everything in between. Virtually anything that will fit within the dimensions of 8 diameter can be duplicated.
This is not a lightweight hobby tool, but rather a superbly built machine for serious production work on a wide range of carved wood items. Want to ask some questions in person? Please call the shop and we'd be happy to talk about your needs and answer any questions.This item is in the category "Business & Industrial\CNC, Metalworking & Manufacturing\Woodworking Equipment\Routers". The seller is "carvermaster" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.