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Pantorouter plans 2018

November 30, 2019

I finally finished the plans for my new
version of the pantorouter. That’s this machine here which is closely based on
my original prntorouter that I’ve built in 2010 main changes since that one is
this template holder if you move the template up and down
you always have to loosen it fully and then you have to still make sure it’s
horizontal which is kind of annoying and the depth stops are a little bit hard to
get at down here both of those changes don’t change how you use it but it makes
it more difficult to set up so on this one I have a template holder that the
templates get attached to that can slide up and down like this and it stays nice
and level so once you have the template on there straight you don’t have to
worry about that anymore and I move the depth stops over to the side like this
and when setting that up it makes it very easy to just put a ruler on there
to see what depth it’s set to I originally invented this machine for
cutting tenants with a router and half both ends already rounded so that they
fit nicely in a slot cut by a router that also has both ends rounded because
the cutter is round and that is cut with a template like this the template is
twice as big as the tenon but right now what I’ve got on here is actually a
double tenon template and that will cut two Tenon’s side-by-side which then
plugs into two mortises side-by-side which of course I can also cut with a
patio router and make sure they’re spaced precisely so these things will
always fit but of course it can cut a lot more than Moore’s and tenon joints
for instance this will make integral dowels on an end of piece of a stock this
is a quadruple mortise and tenon this is for half-blind dovetails these two are
for through dovetails this one’s for box joints this one’s a really big tenon
template so anything really that you can cut with a router this will cut now if
you buy the plans you get sent a download link like this and actually I
was using the plans on my tablet as I was building it and that takes you to
the download page but you can also browse the plans online
so that you don’t have to worry about how to unpack the zip file on your
tablet and then for instance here we can go in and look at the drawings and
here’s all the drawings and we can click on any one of these to get details on
that there’s also the building instructions with lots of details and
photos on how to build it and there is one-to-one drawings these are large
printable drawings that print across many pages also smaller parts for
instance the shape the shape for the router mount which is kind of
complicated although I did build it without the templates this time just by
using the geometry on the drawings to recreate that on the plywood but not to
cause too much confusion you can also download the zip files onto your PC and
then browse them on your PC or print various parts so there’s for instance
pdfs in here for instance for these parts this one stretches across multiple
pages and there’s an alignment grid for aligning the pages once you print those
out now if you bought the pantorouter plans before today you can download the
latest version for free using the link that was sent at the time of purchase
and of course you did keep a copy of that email on the link just like you’re
instructed to in that email right and also included in the plans is the 3d
Sketchup CAD model so if you download the free Google Sketchup you can browse
all the drawings in 3d

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  • Reply Aaron Armstrong June 7, 2018 at 6:22 am


  • Reply Sanu June 7, 2018 at 6:35 am

    Your a freaking genius….<3

  • Reply Tim Murphy June 7, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Do the plans include a materials list? Would you please add that list to your website? It would allow potential purchase to cost the project before deciding to proceed or not.

  • Reply Василий Афонин June 7, 2018 at 7:05 am


  • Reply AZERTY June 7, 2018 at 7:14 am

    EXCELLENT !! félicitations… 😉

  • Reply Matus Krizan June 7, 2018 at 7:14 am

    Pantorouter XL is waiting for upgrade 🙂

  • Reply Luke Beacon June 7, 2018 at 7:43 am

    I was curious as to how much… Thinking maybe… Hmm, $250?

    Wow! That is unbelievably well priced.

  • Reply gamingSlasher June 7, 2018 at 8:14 am

    I bought the plans for both pantarouters. Not that I am planning to build it immediately but I think it is sure worth supporting Mathias work.

  • Reply Affra June 7, 2018 at 8:26 am

    Tried the sturdiness of more advanced mortise and tenons? Like 2 opposing L shapes instead of just a straight mortise/tenons?

  • Reply zola tanaffa June 7, 2018 at 8:41 am

    nice work with wood and nicer with the PC.
    In short, no excuse for those who want to copy your pantourer: but i do'nt know how…no-no no excuse|
    Great job Matthias!

  • Reply RICKY BOBBY KING OF THE ROAD June 7, 2018 at 8:58 am

    you idiot

  • Reply Adrian Higgins June 7, 2018 at 9:13 am


  • Reply Serj June 7, 2018 at 9:41 am

    just out of curiosity: with the right template and stops, could you build a wooden gear with a pentarouter? (was thinking about the marble machine X ion mind)

  • Reply Django Grumo June 7, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Il est trop fort ce monsieur !

  • Reply Scrap wood City June 7, 2018 at 9:51 am

    Nice. It would be interesting to make a video using all the different cutting templates and show all the joinery this machine can do in one video!

  • Reply Pumpkinwaffle June 7, 2018 at 10:33 am

    Awesome as always, a nice thing to give the plans to owners of the previous version.
    I'm not at the point where this machine will be of use to me but I will someday, and I sure am eager to build it.

  • Reply Bram Baert June 7, 2018 at 10:42 am

    @Matthias, Could you give an estimate on how long it would take you to build it without having to film it?

  • Reply Javier Humberto Wolnitzky Wenk June 7, 2018 at 10:58 am

    Who else saw a cute faced template at 1:58?

  • Reply Paul Challis June 7, 2018 at 11:08 am

    I'm glad I kept the original order email as instructed 😉 I like the updates, so will have an update build session soon 🙂 Thanks Matthias

  • Reply Manuel GA June 7, 2018 at 11:10 am


  • Reply TowME trailers June 7, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Excellent work, I think? Seems a little over my head hear in the deep end or the pool. lol I'm just a armchair woodworker now. Spent my time in the welding shop,, but some day if I keep drinking Milk I'll return to the wood shop. Lol

  • Reply Matt Heere June 7, 2018 at 11:30 am

    I'm buying the plans, even though I don't plan to build the pantorouter. They're worth twice what he's charging for them as a high quality SketchUp example alone!

  • Reply Dr. Ron Goldstein June 7, 2018 at 11:43 am

    I am so impressed by your work. Tx I may even make a workshop

  • Reply sasja de vries. June 7, 2018 at 11:50 am

    I have to say sketchup is not free, it's free**.
    It used to be my favourite 3d program for its simplicity, but the version incompatibility was a bit annoying, you always need to have the lastest version installed to be able to open files made with the newest version. (because >90% of the people saves as skp 2017 file, in stead of a normal skp file) And when Trimble acquired sketchup in stead of fixing these issues they added some 2d programs you will never use, they removed the download link for the free version which is now hidden, they want you to in (fake) personal data prior to downloading it. And then they have finally made a javascript version of sketchup for webbrowsers, which is cool except you need to sign up to save your work. You don't own a copy of the program, they own you.
    In other words, .dae files are superior to skp files, because they can be opened with a lot of programs.
    The sketchup viewer is fine however.

  • Reply HippoandBear Makes June 7, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Wow! That looks like a whole lot of work. Great to see very detailed plans

  • Reply Scott Miller June 7, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I was too busy with the $147 Weekend Woodworking Course for Mere Mortals, and missed your offer of free plans. 🙁

  • Reply Francisco Quiñones June 7, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    Wold be nice to glue the ruler to the stop block, This is the most detailed project made out of wood that i have ever seen, there is plans out there for crappy miter saw stations for $20 it is unfair that you get less than that for a 1.5k machine but at the same time the economy is bad for everyone so thanks.

  • Reply Rafael Pontes June 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Amazing project!! Congrats

  • Reply John Bicycle June 7, 2018 at 1:30 pm

    Short of downloading yourself and building the machine for me, you've covered all the bases.

  • Reply GaryJerry June 7, 2018 at 1:31 pm

    Keep the link in my black berry ☹️

  • Reply RangaFerret June 7, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Thanks for the free upgrade to the new plans 🙂

  • Reply tj loughry June 7, 2018 at 2:50 pm

    I plan on making this in the near future! Thanks for the great videos!

  • Reply Jb B June 7, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Truly an outstanding product / project.  Your level of detail is without measure, fantastic!

  • Reply Romo Spezialbau June 7, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    Amazing machine and amazing plans! 🙂

  • Reply AESJ máquinas caseiras jr June 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    veja esse vídeo amigo Matthias Wandel e compartilhe esse vídeo

  • Reply Henry Davison June 7, 2018 at 3:22 pm

    i wish had a candian accent cus i love te way you say 'here' i am canadian but wasnt born there im just a boring ol' brit

  • Reply pawelaco June 7, 2018 at 3:35 pm

    Beautiful machines you create.

  • Reply MrTridac June 7, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    Well, of course, everybody keeps copies and backups of their old emails. Why would one ever doubt that 😉

  • Reply PipiX June 7, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Looks incredible! Are you planning to update the plans for the plunge router version (XL)?

  • Reply Mai Mariarti June 7, 2018 at 4:08 pm

    I use SolidWorks 2013 because I am very comfortable with it and have used it for years.
    Since I am not familiar with Sketchup, what is the best way to import the plans into SW?
    Anyone know?

  • Reply clown tipsie June 7, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Tnks for sharing ,,love youre videos , watching al the time to,learn

  • Reply clown tipsie June 7, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Greats from the netherlands

  • Reply PirateKitty June 7, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    Matthias, I know I keep saying it, but I can't say it enough.
    I love your channel.

  • Reply The Jason & Joanne Silver Family June 7, 2018 at 4:51 pm

    I love it that you're still using .cgi extensions. Are you also a Perl programmer? There are few of us left.

  • Reply Bud Schultz June 7, 2018 at 5:24 pm

    Me bad – did buy original plans but can't find link – any help?

  • Reply Maria Bartolini Kastantinova June 7, 2018 at 5:25 pm


  • Reply xl June 7, 2018 at 5:55 pm

    Standard 3d is so passé. Plans should be available in VR…

  • Reply CerebralOrigami June 7, 2018 at 6:33 pm

    Thank you so much for giving away the new plans to those who ordered the old ones. I know you put a huge amount of work into this!

  • Reply César Augusto García Obando June 7, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    I congratulate you in a great way Matthias Wandel – I believe that you continue to contribute nobly in the economy of many entrepreneurs, I know that many of them follow you in every video that you produce. – I am very happy for your help, I am interested in having the plans of this project Pantograph of the router, but I do not have software for 3D – Maybe you help me by another means and the price of it —- GOD BLESS YOU GREATLY ALWAYS TOGETHER WITH YOUR BEAUTIFUL FAMILY —– ———-

  • Reply Duncan Mac June 7, 2018 at 6:47 pm

    A great deal of thought went into that tool for sure, well done! Thanks for the video.

  • Reply Daniel Voyles June 7, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Good idea deleting the order number used to demo the plans in your video.

  • Reply MERKSTAVE June 7, 2018 at 7:32 pm

    I love this guy

  • Reply Martel DuVigneaud June 7, 2018 at 8:17 pm

    Not nearly as poisonous as what you've had to deal with… but the hemlock in my back yard gives me the wonderful gift of contact dermatitis when I try to cut it down. (I have to take benadryl in a moment before my blood pressure drops…)

  • Reply Андрей Гайдуков June 7, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Жаль, что я не силён в английском языке, но, технический склад мышления позволяет смотреть ваши видео и без перевода. Спасибо за то, что вы делаете.

  • Reply Terry Hilder June 7, 2018 at 8:55 pm

    I’ll definitely be purchasing some plans including the pantorouter in the near future, I just need to find some suitable drawer slides in the UK

  • Reply Miles Garrett June 7, 2018 at 9:07 pm


  • Reply sYcore June 7, 2018 at 9:54 pm

    Thank you for putting in all the effort and even offering the plans for free for guys like me that bought the plans for the old pantorouter already.
    Bought them last year and still i did not start the build….. Who's with me? 😀

  • Reply Hairy Beekeeper June 7, 2018 at 10:04 pm

    I was going to have a go at making my own version of the pantorouter, but your plans are so cheap, I've saved myself so much time by getting straight on with your easy to use plans and templates.

  • Reply fric stix June 7, 2018 at 10:23 pm

    Put a ruler for the depth.

  • Reply Martijn De Gier June 7, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Is there a metric version?

  • Reply Casey Clymore June 7, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    Is a single tenon weaker than two tenons that are half the size?

  • Reply xang72 June 8, 2018 at 12:22 am

    Hi Mathias
    I have bought three of you plans, and i'm really glad that i'm able to get the upgraded plans for free.
    Regards Peter V – Denmak

  • Reply James Davis June 8, 2018 at 12:30 am

    Matthias, is a list of required tools included?

  • Reply Keasbeysknight June 8, 2018 at 2:15 am

    I've never bought plans online, so I'm not sure how this compares, but I'm blown away by the detail and thought you put into it. Can't tell. If it's the engineer in you or the desire to help people succeed. Probably both!

  • Reply Dailey Woodworks June 8, 2018 at 3:30 am

    One day I’m going to have time to make this. Impressive work.

  • Reply Carlton W. Trainham June 8, 2018 at 3:50 am


  • Reply Fester Blats June 8, 2018 at 9:42 am

    Hopefully you kept a record of the people who bought plans from you, so you can send them the new plans for free, right? That is how that is supposed to work.

  • Reply Mike June 8, 2018 at 11:12 am

    Sweet! I had just bought the old plans before you announced the new version. Thanks for this!

  • Reply Robert Daugherty June 8, 2018 at 11:29 am


  • Reply Mark Andersen June 8, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    Does it say anywhere what tools/skilllevel are required to build it?

  • Reply qwertt14 June 8, 2018 at 10:46 pm

    you're awesome matthias, great work

  • Reply TXAaron2412 June 9, 2018 at 4:35 am

    Sketchup is no longer owned by Google! (sadly!) And it seems they stopped with Desktop 2017, which is very unfortunate!

  • Reply zenaido hernandez June 9, 2018 at 11:26 am


  • Reply Troy Meredith June 9, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    I read many of the comments but couldn't see if anyone asked this. Could you buy the templates from the metal pantorouter and use them on your redesign?

  • Reply Karol Korzinski June 9, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    What's next homemade cnc

  • Reply Stephan Brun June 9, 2018 at 6:50 pm

    Ha, I remember when zip files were the standard distribution format, and everyone kept a copy of the pkzip program on their computer. Good times.

  • Reply Lloyd Simmons June 10, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Thanks for giving a free update to those that already bought the plans.

  • Reply Deekateh Twig June 10, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    Awesome and bought….. thanks for the plans and all the videos over the years….
    Cheers Chris from Scotland

  • Reply YouNube101 June 11, 2018 at 1:21 am

    Another great build and video series, Matthias! Thank you!

  • Reply Dave Williams June 13, 2018 at 6:48 pm

    Well done you, still the king….

  • Reply ObsoletePowerCorrupts June 19, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Yeah but… Can it open a beer?

  • Reply Jose Pasquet June 23, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Nice attention to your customers Matthias, to allow them the download of the newer version for free. Thank you!
    I've built 8 of your machines / jigs so far, always a pleasure to build them and even bigger pleasure to use them!

  • Reply خالد الحقوقي July 6, 2018 at 6:01 pm


  • Reply Tim Royal July 11, 2018 at 11:15 pm

    Great plans… Still hadn't built the old Pantorouter, so thank you for making the new plans available to prior purchasers! (Yes, kept the email!)

  • Reply Nazmi Daud July 16, 2018 at 9:34 pm

    Hi I'm wondering if you sell & ship the Pantorouter2018 to Winnipeg MB! how much it cost me? thanks

  • Reply Philip July 21, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Dude your are so so so so so so awesome. When I get my shop up and running so it makes sense to build your stuff, I'm going to be a good customer 🙂

  • Reply Steve Browning July 22, 2018 at 3:02 am

    So for those of you that want to know what tools and how much everything will cost:
    1. Buy a jigsaw – some used ones work well with a new good blade – make sure your practice on scrap wood.
    2a) Buy Matthias's 16 Band Saw plans and build a band-saw – you will use this often in your shop. You can get more info on the engine's that you need to buy in the Plans area when purchasing the bandsaw.
    2b) Don't buy Matthias's 16 Band Saw plans and just use your jigsaw
    3) Buy the panto router plans
    4) Use wood that you scrounge or buy; likely hardwoods only – so if someone is scrapping old furniture like a desk or table; use the hardwood from that … just make sure you first identify it as hardwood.
    5) The motors new will be one of the highest costs. When you have garage sales in your areas look for motors. Also used tool shops often sell them too, but they will be more than at a garage sale. There is again info in the purchase plans area for what are and what aren't appropriate engines so you can find all the info you need about it there.

    Tools and materials can be either expensive or good value depending on where you live, and how resourceful you are or plan to be. So nobody can answer how much it will cost; this depends on what your already have in terms of tools and wood or what it will cost for you to get some tools or wood.

    Hope this helps?

  • Reply dede hariyono August 11, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    Woodworking professor….great idea

  • Reply alex cadena September 8, 2018 at 2:58 am

    Sorry for my ignorance but there's a way you take this do it by a 3d printer machine? What material would be the best? It is crazy, but I just think about the incredible opportunities for humanity if you have one of those things controls buy a simple computer as a pi raspberry

  • Reply sulpicio moslarez October 14, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    How much the pantorouter assembly?

  • Reply woodsprout October 20, 2018 at 4:23 am

    Beautiful plans. Nice upgrades.

  • Reply Brian L November 7, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    I lost my copy of that email 🙁

  • Reply Les copeaux du goupil December 14, 2018 at 2:11 am

    Bonjour, Comment puis-je obtenir les plans ? merci

  • Reply Antonman January 14, 2019 at 7:34 pm

    2:55 lok at the time up and right

  • Reply PIS BIAK January 26, 2019 at 7:37 pm

    I wish i can do cad design

  • Reply EDUARD SOL February 2, 2019 at 12:57 pm

    . . .GRACIAS . . MATIAS. . . . .ERES UN GRANDE. .

  • Reply Stewart Frye February 15, 2019 at 7:37 am

    pantarouter = PNC

  • Reply Ed Steinbacher February 20, 2019 at 5:39 pm

    Has anyone built the machine in metal like the one he's selling? It looks like the metal version would be a lot more accurate. I'm purchasing the plans either way I just have a bunch of metal 8020 extrusion sitting around and I think the metal one would be better, I just don't have the funds for a metal machine in my budget right now? Any thoughts?

  • Reply tarcisio gomes arte aço e madeira March 16, 2019 at 9:53 am

    What is the value of this project?

  • Reply kafeero peter May 15, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    How can I get the plan

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