You gave me an idea....If you used a square base plate and slotted two slots you could have a sliding fence edge underneath with a couple lock knobs and have a very workable home made edge guide. do you think I'd be losing anything by not just buying one?paulcomi said:I don't have an edge guide yet and I'm wondering if I should buy one of the ones made by Porter Cable or just make one myself. I'm also curious to know how useful you find one if you use one.
The first link is a good choice if I made it out of lexan/plexiglas. It really does what I need/want. I guess it comes down to the advantage of a pc edge guide or one like it that it can slide in and lock without having to remove the router base. I do like that first one a lot though. Thanks for posting that link.kp91 said:I don't think so. Plus, I always like coming up with my own solutions to workshop challenges. (that and I am cheap, and don't like to part with any money I don't have to)
These should give you a couple of ideas
Hi Stan - Welcome to the forumThe missing information in KP91's posting above... The thread in the PC router base for the screw to clamp the bars is #12-24. I found the screw at the hardware store.
I agree, the P-Cable guide is truly a quality piece of work. Price is high but you'll not have a problem with it.
Hey Bob........it never occurred to me to use it as a circle jig. I'm gonna head down to Sawdust Corral later this morning and take a look at it to see just how to do that. Just a coincidence but I have some smallish circles to cut pretty soon.:wacko:Hi Warren
I will 2nd that,,they are the best you can by and they also can be adapted to fit many other routers with a hardwood block and make a great cir. jig as well.
Amazon.com: Porter-Cable 42690 Edge Guide (for Models 100, 690, 691, 693, 891, 892, 893 Routers): Home Improvement
Amazon.com: Porter-Cable 42700 Edge Guide (for Models 7518, 7519, 7529, 7536, 7537, 7538, 7539 Routers): Home Improvement
Hey Bob........it never occurred to me to use it as a circle jig. I'm gonna head down to Sawdust Corral later this morning and take a look at it to see just how to do that. Just a coincidence but I have some smallish circles to cut pretty soon.:wacko:
Bob, I hate to appear more dense than I apparently am about some of this stuff but I can't figure out how to do what you are showing. How does the hole up by where the router is mounted allow a "pivot" pin to work. Shouldn't it be at the OTHER end of the jig?HI Warren
Here's a shot or two what it takes to make it into a GREAT cir. jig,,one jig for two jobs, edge guide and a cir.jig all in one, it will do 3/4" to 24" cir.all with one 1/4" hole drilled into the plate..