Buy a pre-built all-metal pantorouter (old 2013 page)

This page describes the state in 2013. Since then, Mac Sheldon has bought the business from Kuldeep.

Mac Sheldon is based in Portland, Oregon, has bought the pantorouter business from Kuleep and is selling pantorouters at

Please not that the machine pictured here is an older version.
The machine has evolved since I took these pictures. see here for how it looks in 2018.

Kuldeep says:

The machine mounts a router that has a 3.5" (89 mm) diameter cylindrical body. The cylindrical part must be at least 4" (100 mm) long. Most routers with interchangeable bases sold in USA and Canada have a 3.5" diameter body, however, the RIDGID router is a slightly larger diameter and the Porter Cable routers may not have a long enough cylindrical body. A mount for a Makita palm router, 65 mm diameter, is also available.

Two templates, one for 1.5" wide tenons, one for
2.5" wide tenons 10mm and 22mm
diameter followers. These can be used
to make 1/2" and 3/8" mortise and tenon joints.

The self-adjusting Bessey toggle clamps (since
replaced with T-track clamps that go in the slots)

Plunge motion is achieved by four linear bearings
(with seals) riding on precision ground steel rods.

Matthias comments:

Kuldeep Singh is originally from India, but lives in Japan (this can be confusing so I thought I'd mention it). In the interest of full disclosure: Kuldeep has offered to pay me a royalty on sales of these, in exchange, I help with promotion. Kuldeep has sent me one of these machines, paid for using proceeds from royalties.

The machine does cost more than cheap tools from China. But when you compare it to over $1100 for a Leigh FMT Pro, and how limited that machine is, I think Kuldeep's pantorouter is a bargain! Especially considering that he puts these together one at a time, without fancy automated machinery or cheap Chinese labour.