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how's that in plain english
Is that a statement or a question?
My geometry is a bit rusty but aren't radii always perpendicular to the arc of the circle. I can't visualize how they could be anything but, assuming the radii originate at the exact center of the circle. Another good reason for using the centering cone for the base plate.
Certainly a defect in the perimeter of the base plate could cause a squiggle in the cut line.
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Is that a statement or a question?
My geometry is a bit rusty but aren't radii always perpendicular to the arc of the circle. I can't visualize how they could be anything but, assuming the radii originate at the exact center of the circle. Another good reason for using the centering cone for the base plate.
Certainly a defect in the perimeter of the base plate could cause a squiggle in the cut line.
I don't think that's what Nick meant...

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Re the better support offered by a square baseplate; I agree completely. That little Ryobi (yeh the one that's giving me problems lately) trim router has a square base and it's waaaay easier to use on something like a box edge, with the router riding on the narrow dimension. The fact that it's very light and I can hold it easily with one hand is a big bonus.
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Is that a statement or a question?
My geometry is a bit rusty but aren't radii always perpendicular to the arc of the circle. I can't visualize how they could be anything but, assuming the radii originate at the exact center of the circle. Another good reason for using the centering cone for the base plate.
Certainly a defect in the perimeter of the base plate could cause a squiggle in the cut line.
You're exactly right, Dan...until you introduce the edge of a piece of wood. Then it's up to the operator to keep the base contact point perpendicular to the edge/bit.

I was pointing out that it's harder to do with a round base when using an edge guide and don't have a good edge on the piece to ride a bearing on...
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You're exactly right, Dan...until you introduce the edge of a piece of wood. Then it's up to the operator to keep the base contact point perpendicular to the edge/bit.

I was pointing out that it's harder to do with a round base when using an edge guide and don't have a good edge on the piece to ride a bearing on...
see, now plain english works just fine - doesn't it...

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I would give a round base negative marks...if the router is to be used to follow a straight edge or template.

The part of the base that rides on the edge/template must be kept absolutely perpendicular to the bit or gouging will occur. Whether the base contact point leads or lags the bit even a little it will decrease the distance to the bit...gouging...

A square base will provide more surface area (for the same diameter to the bit) and better holding power for your hand (thumb and forefinger at corners).

...just thinkin' out loud...

Good luck with your search...feel them in your hand before you buy...you may find others that suit your hand better...
The Makita RT0701CX3 Kit includes an offset base which does address this issue. The mass of the router motor can be entirely supported by the workpiece.
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If the flat side of a router base presses against the edge of the workpiece, then the bit is far away from the workpiece or am I missing something. Has anyone got a flat sided router to show us a demonstration?
When I routed the lines on this clock, then the router had to be perpendicular to the edge.
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Thanks to all for all the new information.

I have not had a chance to buy, waiting on some hands on feedback.

I don't want to rush a purchase for a tool I plan on having for a long time.
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Re the better support offered by a square baseplate; I agree completely. That little Ryobi (yeh the one that's giving me problems lately) trim router has a square base and it's waaaay easier to use on something like a box edge, with the router riding on the narrow dimension. The fact that it's very light and I can hold it easily with one hand is a big bonus.

Not saying it's your fault, just that I'm blaming you.
I ordered a var. spd. Bosch Colt today. Somebody else can play around with the old Ryobi ...
Best price i could find:
https://www.kmstools.com/bosch-colt-...-router-133818
$158 Taxes and shipping included. I think that'd be around $120US all in.
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