I'm in the process of slowly building a new 1000mm X-Carve (working on 3/16" steel X-Axis stiffening mod today). I'm still waiting for my X-Controller to ship so I'm in no rush. I've ordered the DeWalt 611 mount but haven't purchased the router yet.
Before I commit to the DW611 router (I already own a DW611 that I use as a woodworking trim router so I'm very familiar with the unit) I'd like to see if there's another option (i.e. not a trim router) that I should consider. Any specific recommendations of something 'better' than the DW611? It would be great if I could get something with a quick change (but still precision?) 1/8" and 1/4" collets - but that's not a deal breaker.
I'm wondering - by the time I buy the DW611 and then add a SuperPID for speed control am I getting close to the cost of a proper spindle? Plus a spindle could run a LOT longer (without brushes to replace!) and might be a lot quieter?
If I get a spindle, I think air cooled might be better for me than liquid cooled simply because I don't know anything about liquid cooled systems but I'm open to advice...
I'm in Canada so 60Hz 110/120V or 220/240V is no problem.