Woodpeckers has announced that they will be introducing a new SpinRite router motor that’s meant for use exclusively with router tables.
Woodopeckers says it’s ideal for use in router lifts or small shop CNC machines.
Additionally, Woodpeckers will be the exclusive North American distributor for SpinRite. I have never heard of this brand before, and it’s uncertain if SpinRite is a new brand name, OEM, or other type of company.
Here’s where things get confusing. The same router motor design can be found through several existing brands who all offer a nearly identical router motor and accessory package.
Woodpeckers says that their 3.25HP SpinRite router motor feature ER20 collets, soft-start, and an “infinite speed control” from 10,000 to 22,000 RPM.
Woodpeckers says that the router motor comes with a 1-year warranty and that they will be handling any warranty claims or machine parts and service needs.
The router has a 4.2″ cylindrical body without any pins or grooves.
The Woodpeckers SpinRite router motor does look to be a new variation, and it’s competitively priced. It comes with 1/4″ and 1/2″ collets, and since it works on the ER20 system you can easily source compatible collets in other sizes.
Introductory Price: $250
Regular Pricing (After 10/15/2021): $270
Similar router motors are also available from Grizzly and MLCS.
The “built from the ground up” part and talk about “exclusivity” threw me off a bit. Both statements are technically true, but this simply looks to be a revision of an existing product that the same OEM makes for several other brands.
However, looking past that bit of marketing, the collet setup seems like a good selling point, and the pricing is average for this type of 3-1/4 HP router motor.
You get just a router motor (plus collets and wrenches), which is perfect for router table or benchtop CNC machines. This is a good idea for users who don’t want or need the handheld bases most router kits come with.
The pricing seems to be competitive.
Woodpeckers has been offering router tables and related accessories for a while, and so this is a logical choice for them. While they’re not putting their brand name on the router motor, something they surely could have done, it seems that they’re vouching for it.
Here’s the promo video: