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I am looking to get an edge guide for my Dewalt router. I have narrowed it down to the Dewalt edge guide or the Bosch RA1054 edge guide. I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts or experience with either.
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I would be inclined to use the edge guide that came with the router?

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I am looking to get an edge guide for my Dewalt router. I have narrowed it down to the Dewalt edge guide or the Bosch RA1054 edge guide. I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts or experience with either.
The RA1054 seems to be a really nice edge guide. If the rod diameter and spacing will your router(I am not sure) It should be a good way to go.

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There was no edge guide with the router. Dewalt makes a universal guide. The reviews I read where kind of mixed. I was told the Bosch would fit the Dewalt and from the pictures I've seen looks well built. The reviews are slightly better. I was hoping someone on here might have first hand experience with one o the other.
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Dw a little squiggly, ok to adjust and good value. Have not tested the Bosch.
Did decide to make my own DW guides.
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I am looking to get an edge guide for my Dewalt router. I have narrowed it down to the Dewalt edge guide or the Bosch RA1054 edge guide. I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts or experience with either.
Hi Dan - Bosch is a good guide. To me it's kinda busy what with a lot of knobs but it works well and has dust collection. Porter Cable also has a precision edge guide that gets good reviews.
Porter-Cable 42690 Edge Guide (for Models 100, 690, 691, 693, 891, 892, 893 Routers) - Amazon.com)
I have no idea if either will fit your router.

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Question is will the Bosch fit the DeWalt. You could buy it and try it for fit and return the Bosch if it doesn't work or you have to use adapters to make it fit. I have the Bosch guide and it is a really fine tool, very well built, very good reviews. The dust collection it comes with is very nice indeed.
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Hi

How I rate the edge guides

1. PC
2. DeWalt
3. Bosch
4. the one that came with your router

and yes the PC and the DeWalt one will fit many routers..

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I like the looks of the PC. If it fits my Dewalt I may go with it. My imitate need for one is to do mortises in 1 1/2 stock which is to long for me to do on my table. Is an edge guide a good way to do this?
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Typo in my previous post. I meant to say "immediate" not "imitate"
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