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I watched this Build a Workbench - Build it with Bosch and they used 2 router guides cutting a mortise. Does it really make it easy or they just selling equipment?

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Not selling equipment. Two guides will keep the router centered and will rout a straight and even mortises.

If the guide rods are long enough, a second guide is easily fabricated from a piece of hardwood, with two holes bored for the rods, then bore two holes on the top edge for threaded inserts to hold set screws.

I learned the hard way that two guides make accurate mortises.....
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You can make your own router mortise jig pretty easily.

Here's a really quick-n-simple mortise guide that uses bushings. There are tons of designs out there, some a lot more complex.
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One more jig that will quickly mortise the dead center of any edge or narrow face is to take a router base plate and drill and thread a hole equidistant and in line from the plates center hole on either side of it. Screw in a pair of pins (bolts with the heads cut off for example) and set the router and base down on the work piece and rotate until each pin makes contact on opposite sides.
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I've seen a couple homemades like the this one before on fin carpenters routers

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I watched this Build a Workbench - Build it with Bosch and they used 2 router guides cutting a mortise. Does it really make it easy or they just selling equipment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXEvRoW8lY8
you bet your zippy it makes it easy...
I do it that way often...

at some point. if you do a lot of routering, having more than one router is a major plus too....
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I've seen a couple homemades like the this one before on fin carpenters routers
it's a lot easier to install two nylon bushings/spacers (held in place w/ button/cap head screws) in opposing screw holes...


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OK so I want one. Does Bosch sell a dual router guide for the Bosch 1617evspk?
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OK so I want one. Does Bosch sell a dual router guide for the Bosch 1617evspk?
not that I know of...
so get a full kit and a bare bones....

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Something I've been doing for >25 years.
The only way to router mortice.
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