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Starting pins are essential when free hand routing. I installed a PC 7518 into the economy router table top like the one shown in the sticky thread and realized I didn't have a starting pin for it. Here is a simple method using a 1/4" carriage bolt, a piece of water supply tubing and a plug from a hole cutter to build your own. Put the carriage bolt through the plug and apply a little super glue to keep it in place. Cut a 1" section off the scrap supply tubing and put it over the bolt. I drilled a hole in a scrap of HDPB to hold the pin while spraying it with the Rustoleum Grip Guard spray I found on clearance for $2.49. I kept turning it while it dried so there wouldn't be any runs. This pin is easy to install/remove and works great; the Grip Guard makes for a nice feel in your hand.
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Hi Mike

I'm with you about the starter/safety pin for free hand work on the router table, it's a must have item but if you are going to make one why just go to the extra step and put a guard on it with a vac port to suck up the chips and the dust that they all make on top of the table....


It's a very easy one to make and easy to use just turn the one knob and swing it back out of the way and then if you need one more time just pull it back and lock it down..you know me and jigs I love them..

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Starting pins are essential when free hand routing. I installed a PC 7518 into the economy router table top like the one shown in the sticky thread and realized I didn't have a starting pin for it. Here is a simple method using a 1/4" carriage bolt, a piece of water supply tubing and a plug from a hole cutter to build your own. Put the carriage bolt through the plug and apply a little super glue to keep it in place. Cut a 1" section off the scrap supply tubing and put it over the bolt. I drilled a hole in a scrap of HDPB to hold the pin while spraying it with the Rustoleum Grip Guard spray I found on clearance for $2.49. I kept turning it while it dried so there wouldn't be any runs. This pin is easy to install/remove and works great; the Grip Guard makes for a nice feel in your hand.


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