Rockler Compact Router Circle Jig

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Rockler
Model:
48871
Price:
$37

Description

Rockler's new Trim Router Circle Jig allows you to use the new crop of compact, plunge-style trim routers to cut circles from 6" to 36" in diameter. Compact and lightweight, it's the ideal jig to use in small shops or on the jobsite. It sets up in minutes, and is predrilled to mount to popular trim routers from Porter Cable, DeWalt, and Bosch. And since it's made of 1/4" phenolic, you can easily drill holes to fit any router. Includes two center pivot pins for routing perfect circles: one sharp one, which is used for soft woods, and one blunt one, which is used if your design allows for drilling a center hole. A routed channel in the jig lets you slide the center pivot pin up or down the length of the jig to match the exact diameter of your circle. Use the 4-star knob to tighten the T-bolt with the center pivot pin installed and you're ready to rout.

Technical Details:
Helps you cut flawless circles.
Fast, easy math-free setup.
Fully adjustable, slide the center pivot pin up or down the length of the jig to rout circles from 6" to 36" in diameter.
Features a tough, long-lasting 1/4" phenolic core.
Includes two center pivot pins for different routing applications (one has a sharp point for holding steady in soft wood, use the other if you're willing to drill a center hole).
Includes a T-bolt with 4-star tightening knob to tighten the center pivot pin to the jig for worry-free, no-slip routing.
Includes hardware to mount any one of a variety of routers to the jig.

Predrilled for the following routers:
DeWalt DWP611PK
Porter-Cable 450PK
Bosch Colt PR20EVSPK

WOOD magazine review

Rout circles large and small with this compact router jig

Review Summary

Rockler’s circle-cutting jig works great with compact routers (less than 1-1/2 hp) for cutting diameters from 6" to 36". When assembled, this setup proves easier to use than a similar jig attached to a larger router. It adjusts easily, and doesn’t scratch the workpiece when routing circles in multiple passes. Made of durable 1/4"-thick phenolic, the jig comes predrilled for the plunge bases of the Bosch Colt PR20EVSPK, DeWalt DWP611PK, and Porter-Cable 450PK compact routers.
You use the router’s subbase screws for mounting. (You can drill holes to accommodate different routers.) With the jig you get two pivot pins: one with a 1/8"-diameter stub to slip into a hole you drill in the workpiece’s bottom (where it will remain unseen), and a sharp-pointed pin for times where you can’t drill a pivot hole. I prefer the stub for its positive “lock” position; the pointed pin sometimes slipped from its location on hardwoods, but held dependably in softwoods. —Tested by Bob Hunter, Tools Editor

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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