A CNC (computerized) router uses various cutting bits to carve, engrave, etch, and drill wood, plastics, some soft metals, foam, etc., such as making signs, plaques, and industrial projects.
The table will cut projects 48" x 48" at a time, but larger pieces can be cut in multiple sections by doing one half and then the other.
I built a cyclone exhaust system for the router table to extract the sawdust and chips. This is the aluminum fan.
This is the completed unit. It was mounted on a 55 gal. drum outside the shop.
I built a router bit caddy. The machine will import all types of text fonts, can drill precise holes and can do artwork as well as industrial cutting. The numbers were routered in about 1/8" and then painted blue.
With the right bit, foam can be cut on the router and be cut all the way through (as shown) or to a specified depth-depending on the computer program. Scroll down below to see what the router table can do for custom projects.