z-axis upgrade for AEG/Ridgid routers

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z-axis upgrade for AEG/Ridgid routers

Modification of AEG and Ridgid routers Z-axis for smoother and/or faster operation with a T8 lead screw.

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Three 3D printed washers and bushings to align a T8 lead screw and reduce the diameter of holes in AEG/Ridgid router body. alt text


Bill of materials

  • T8 Lead Screw OD 8mm Pitch 2mm Lead - AliExpress

To increase speed use something like this. T8 Lead Screw (4 starts * 2mm pitch)= 8mm Lead. This would more than double the stock Z axiz speed. * T8 Lead Screw + Copper Nut + Coupler+ Pillow Block Bearings - Amazon * 8mm to 6mm coupler * M3 - .5 x 12mm machine screws


  • 3D printer
  • 2.5mm drill bit
  • M3 - .5 tap
  • Hack saw or cut-off wheel to shorten lead screw to approximately 106mm.
  • Drill press (Optional)