I have a newer model xcarve and have been running the DWP611 quite nicely. I wanted to try a different power option and did not want to go to a spindle, so I chose the Maktia router and an adapter for my current spindle mount from inventables.
I wanted to know how everyone else powers their routers? I have my dwp ran through the drag chains and plugged right into the outlet. So I physically turn the router on each time and click spindle on in xcarve.
Are there other ways to power the router? A way to hook it up to the x controller?
Also… I thought about running a heavy duty extension cord through the drag chains and then just plugging the router right into the extension cord end at the z axis. The zip tie the router cord nicely. I thought this would be good so when I want to remove the router or work on it, I can just unplug it and not open the drag chains up each time.
Feedback would be appreciated!