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I was given a Black and decker router and a router guide (76-234). I would love to figure out how to use the guide but cannot find the manual. Does anyone know where one can find this manual in pdf format? Thanks in advance.
 

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welcome to the forum, Michael.
there are a few videos on YouTube on how to use a router guide - they are basically the same.
watch a few videos and you can figure it out. what kind of projects do you like building ?
Edit: the manual will not tell you or give you lessons on how to "use" the guide. it will only show you how to attach it to the router. get some scrap wood and practice. eventually, you will figure it out and determine if it is an option for your projects.
I stopped using "attached guides" way, way long time ago. for me, they serve no purpose in my way of doing things. it is a personal choice to use it or not.
have fun and work safe !!
 

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Welcome to the forum, Michael.

What model router? The manual for the router may help.

As John suggested, Youtube is your friend....
 

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just some information that I found: (in your YouTube searches; use "Black & Decker Deluxe Router Guide") as it appears the guide (Base Plate) itself fits all B&D Routers as well as other brands.
How to go! That's about all the information on the web except for downloading the PDF stuff to download the manual. I don't trust that stuff.
 

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Welcome to the forum Michael.
 

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welcome to the forum, Michael.
there are a few videos on YouTube on how to use a router guide - they are basically the same.
watch a few videos and you can figure it out. what kind of projects do you like building ?
Edit: the manual will not tell you or give you lessons on how to "use" the guide. it will only show you how to attach it to the router. get some scrap wood and practice. eventually, you will figure it out and determine if it is an option for your projects.
I stopped using "attached guides" way, way long time ago. for me, they serve no purpose in my way of doing things. it is a personal choice to use it or not.
have fun and work safe !!
Thanks John, I appreciate your advice, especially in regards to practicing. I agree, youtube is our friend. Another I enjoyed looking at discussed the 10 essential bits that should be in everyone's kit. For the most part, I don't have a clue what any of the bits will do. I am replacing my countertops here in a couple weeks and will use the "flush trim bit" to give me a nice smooth edge... ready for filing/sanding. Overall, I'm fairly excited about learning some router skills.
 

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Michael, I'm guessing that you don't have much experience with a hand-held router ??
most suggest to buy just a couple of bits to practice with to start - avoid buying the "kit".
when you get comfortable with the router and its safety features, look at some of the "routed signs" videos and you may find another hobby that can pay well with a minimal investment.
keep us in the loop of your learning projects.
 

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Joined 2009..... Belated welcome to the forum, @rustyroese
 

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