hybrid-pantorouter-how-it-works

The Hybrid PantoRouter uses a guide bearing to follow a template which moves the router bit to cut a pattern identical in shape but 1/2 the size.

  1. Template holder
  2. Pantograph assembly
  3. Fixed or Tilting table
  4. Hold-down clamps (optional)
  5. Linear bearings
  6. Plunge Lever

Using our engineered plastic templates and a combination of guide bearing and router bit the Hybrid PantoRouter can cut both the mortise and tenon for a perfect fit.   

In addition to precision mortise and tenons, the Hybrid PantoRouter will make box joints, half-blind and through dovetails, sliding dovetails and any number of unusual shapes or multiple mortise and tenon combinations on a single set of work pieces.

The practical size limit for the workpiece is 4" high X 8" long.  You can index the piece when cutting dovetails and box joints and make much longer pieces in multiple passes. 

If you have an unusual need or question, please contact us at info@hybridpantorouter.com.

Three different size mortise and tenons were all made using the same template.  Changing the bit diameter and guide bearing size adjusts the size from 1/4" to 3/8" to 1/2".

Three different size mortise and tenons were all made using the same template.  Changing the bit diameter and guide bearing size adjusts the size from 1/4" to 3/8" to 1/2".

Both pins and tails are cut with a single setup.  This is the fastest method we've seen for creating repeatable and precise dovetails.

Both pins and tails are cut with a single setup.  This is the fastest method we've seen for creating repeatable and precise dovetails.

This custom template was made on a customer's CNC machine.  Use the Guide Bearing/Bit/Template sizing tool in the support section to determine the exact measurements for the slot and template.

Multiple mortise and tenons in a single work piece can be made with custom templates or by using two, three or four stock TEM MT3 templates mounted to a holder.

Watch Matthias' videos on www.woodgears.ca to see how he made this multiple M&T.  These joints are incredibly strong and if cut through can be add an interesting feature to your work.

Integrated dowels (round tenons) can be cut into the work piece or you could bore precisely placed holes in both pieces using the HPR then insert dowels either through or blind.

The opportunities are endless and are limited only by your imagination!

Here's an informal introduction to the Hybrid PantoRouter.  It's five minutes and shows how the system works and some safety considerations.  Video