DW660

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DW660

While the Dewalt DW660 will fit in the original/stock mounts[1], it's much easier to get one parallel and aligned and securely fastened, and ensure the vents are not blocked by using a custom mount as described below.

Overview

Created by: User:Improbable Construct

Upgrade Name: DW660

Description: Using the DW660 for your spindle

Status: Fully functional

Materials: 3/8" UHMW, HDPE, or ?

Requirements: Double Makerslide X-Axis and Y-axis dual-drive (either Drive Shaft or Dual Motor) per [2]

Details

DW660 Mounts

The drawings can be found on github


DW660 Modification


Tool Free Collar Removal and Spindle Lock Rotation
Use a T15 bit to remove the 4 screws holding the front of the tool together.

WARNING:
You have to hold the tool with the collet UP. If you don't, the entire rotor can fall out of the tool and requires total disassembly of the tool to reinstall.

Once you have removed the 4 screws and the collet nut, the front of the tool comes right off. Remove the snap ring and the tool free collar comes off.
At this point you can also twist the black metal piece and yellow shroud 90 degrees to put the shaft lock on the side with the DeWALT logo.
Removal gives you more room under the tool and makes it much easier to use.
Use a 5/8" wrench to tighten the collet and the stock button to hold the shaft.

Discussion in the forum

Successful Implementations

Alternate Implementations

Also note a different design, intended to move the unit closer to the gantry, in a forum post by user zapmaker Yet another set of DW660 mounting brackets (with files).

Less Power

Since the DW660 is single-speed, some users have used a router speed control unit, such as the MLCS 9400 Standard Duty Router Speed Control to slow it down. Forum discussion: Re: DW660 Mods.

More Power

Also note the use of an even larger Dewalt DWP611 trim router in a forum post by user jzhvymetal here.