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Question Ryobi and Craftsman router template ready

Hello,

I have followed this forum for some time. I have always been able to find my answers here but for some reason it escapes me.

I am a casual wood worker. I have made almost nothing. All work I have done has been modifications. I am interested in starting to do a little more.

I would like add template routing to by abilities. It seams that the router that I have been using is not ready.

I would like to purchase the Fast Joint

Boxes seam like the easiest first thing I could start building. And with this system I could make a few boxes and the jig would "pay" for it's self in the form of Christmas gifts and the like.

This system requires use of a template.

I already have a router table by Ryobi. I like it. For the limited work I have done.

It came with this router R1801M1

I also have a craftsman router that I got 13 years ago. 315-275.

I have included pictures of the routers and table. It seems that the two routers have the same bottom plate.

I am looking for options I have without purchasing or making a new table

Thanks for your help.
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The Fast Joint System includes the templates. It also includes a 3/16" router bit and a guide bushing.
It actually includes everything you need except the router and wood.

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The Fast Joint System includes the templates. It also includes a 3/16" router bit and a guide bushing.
It actually includes everything you need except the router and wood.

Fast Joint Precision Joinery System

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What the Fast Joint system doesn't provide for is router tables that do not provide a way to mount the guide bushing. That is going to be the challenge for the Ryobi table. Looking at the mount, I wouldn't be surprised if there is an adapter somewhere that could be used, but I don't know what it is.
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Default 3588 Fast-joint™ adapter plate

Hill Topper is right. That is what I am looking for. My router table does not provide a way that to insert the template bushings.

I can retrofit my router with several systems. These two seem to the the most common.

LEIGH Adaptor - Model 702 (would this work?)
MLCS 9099 Universal Router Plate

However it would not help with the use of a fast joint system.

From what I can tell the Fast Joint recommends this plate for the router tables that do not have a Bench Dog type of plate.

It is called the 3588 Fast-joint™ adapter plate.

It looks like a sheet of plastic with a hole in it.

I do not want to purchase something like that sight unseen. It would wonder how well it would work. It looks like it could get dirt under it easily meaning the bit height would change. Also it looks like it is not fastened to the table so I would be worried about centering it and making sure it does not slip. Centering the thing every time I set up does not sound easy or fun.

I am surprised that their is not one make already for these types of router tables because they are very common.
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Hi Bill

You are behind the rock and a hard spot with the router table you have, the Fast Joint System must be done on a table top that is setup for the template guides and that must be on a dead on system, I would suggest you stick with the box joints that you can do on your router table you now have with the OP box joints jigs. then down the road pickup a router table top that you can use for the fast joint systems..(like Rockler table top with the insert plate)

But that's not to say you can do it with the router table you have if you want to take the time to make a holding ring for the table you now have like the one below they are not to hard to make but it takes time..it must be made right on the button and a press in fit.

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Hello,

I have followed this forum for some time. I have always been able to find my answers here but for some reason it escapes me.

I am a casual wood worker. I have made almost nothing. All work I have done has been modifications. I am interested in starting to do a little more.

I would like add template routing to by abilities. It seams that the router that I have been using is not ready.

I would like to purchase the Fast Joint

Boxes seam like the easiest first thing I could start building. And with this system I could make a few boxes and the jig would "pay" for it's self in the form of Christmas gifts and the like.

This system requires use of a template.

I already have a router table by Ryobi. I like it. For the limited work I have done.

It came with this router R1801M1

I also have a craftsman router that I got 13 years ago. 315-275.

I have included pictures of the routers and table. It seems that the two routers have the same bottom plate.

I am looking for options I have without purchasing or making a new table

Thanks for your help.


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Hmm I must be missing something here because on the fast joint page, they have an adapter plate for tables that don't accept template guides.

The Fast-Joint adapter plate is for routers that do not accept template guide bushings. Install the guide bushing on to the adaptor plate. With the power off, place the adaptor plate on top of your router table, center the bushing guide over your spiral bit, and clamp the adaptor plate to your router table. Now your ready to start using your fast joint system! Made from 3/8" thick PVC material, to provide durability and hold it's flatness. The adapter plate measures 16" x 24" which fits most any router table top.

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If you have I think a 1 1/4 hole you can use poter cable guide bushings which is probably as close to Idustry standard.
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NEW Adapter Plate


The Fast-Joint adapter plate is for routers that do not accept template guide bushings.
Install the guide bushing on to the adaptor plate.
With the power off, place the adaptor plate on top of your router table, center the bushing guide over your spiral bit, and clamp the adaptor plate to your router table. Now your ready to start using your fast joint system! Made from 3/8" thick PVC material, to provide durability and hold it's flatness.
The adapter plate measures 16" x 24" which fits most any router table top.



Fast Joint Precision Joinery System

With FREE shipping ▼
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...nt_system.html


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