Rockler Universal Router Base

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Rockler
Model:
31186
Price:
$45

Description

Add precision to routing applications including straight and rounded edges, inlays and more with this 3/8" thick clear acrylic base with a 1/2" thick reversible edge guide. .

Base is 12"L overall, predrilled to fit most popular routers and can easily be drilled to fit others.
Two separate attachment points allow you to rout 0-5" from the edge.
Accepts all Rockler Table Inserts (sold separately).
Includes standard 1-3/16" guide bushing insert and screws to attach router.
Predrilled for the following routers:

Porter Cable: 100, 690,890 series; 7529, 8529
Makita: 1100 series
Hitachi: M12VC (not M12V)
Dewalt: DW625, DW616, DW618 series
Bosch: 1617, 1618 series; 1619, 1619 EVS

WOOD magazine review

Auxiliary base adds versatility to any router

Review Summary

Offset bases add stability to handheld routers, but Rockler’s Universal Router Base goes a step further by also serving as an adjustable edge guide. I used the base on several fixed- and plunge-base routers, and it never disappointed. The edge guide attaches in multiple positions, letting you rout up to 5" from a workpiece edge. It has a straight edge for parallel routing and a rounded edge for curved workpieces.
The base also comes with an insert that accepts Porter-Cable-style guide bushings, a handy feature. Remove the edge guide and the base works well as an offset base, convenient when routing edge profiles, such as round-overs, coves, and chamfers, on workpieces where the router in its standard base proves awkward or tippy. The clear acrylic base replaces your router’s subbase and comes predrilled for several common routers. It includes mounting screws for easy installation, but did not fit all of my routers. If your router doesn’t fit any of the predrilled holes, simply drill your own. —Tested by Pat Lowry, WOOD Magazine

Detailed Ratings

4.3
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

5

Ease of Use

4

Value

4

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