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In lieu of a dremel, can a portable router be used to carve pink foam board? I'm making stone walls for a facade across my driveway. Following uncle Binley's plans but I may not have access to a dremel as suggested. Was thinking I could lay my hands on a portable router, but wanted opinions on this before.
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My only concern about a full-size router would be the speed of the bit. If you can slow it down enough to not melt your foam, ROCK ON!
 

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I just use a razor blade and then my trunk key to "chissel" out the letters... I have a dremmel... not sure why I dont use it...LOL
 

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I have used a craftsman (sears) dremel clone with a router attachment. It's like a frame that goes around the dremel to keep it perpendicular to the foam board. My only problem that I experienced was having the chuck get loose so the bit would slowly drop lower and lower.
 

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mrklaw said:
I have used a craftsman (sears) dremel clone with a router attachment. It's like a frame that goes around the dremel to keep it perpendicular to the foam board. My only problem that I experienced was having the chuck get loose so the bit would slowly drop lower and lower.
is the chuck like a drill where they have 4 sides to tighten? My drill is getting to the point where i have to tighten all sides. Cant help the drill is older then me though. Im not sure if it makes a difference or im tightening the bit hard as i can either.
 
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