Easy Circle Cutting Jig for a Router

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Project by April Wilkerson posted 04-24-2015 06:21 PM 5730 views 12 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was needing a few circles for a project so I decided to take some time to make a circle cutting jig for my router. I watched a few youtube videos on how other people made theirs but none of the mounting methods worked for my Triton so I just modified the idea to work for it.

I used 1/2” wood. I took off the stock base plate and traced all the hardware locations on the piece of wood, then counterbored them until enough of the threads were sticking out to attach the jig back to the router.

I have a few photos attached but I also have a video showing the process here and a more in depth written tutorial here.

: ) It’s a simple 10 min project that will make cutting circles a quick process.

-- Wilkerson

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#1 posted 04-24-2015 07:05 PM

It’s always fun to make jigs that add capability to a basic tool. Good job.

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#2 posted 04-24-2015 09:25 PM

Oooh look! A new seat for the outhouse! YEAAAH! LOL

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#3 posted 04-25-2015 12:09 AM

Great looking circle jig—off to watch your video!

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#4 posted 04-25-2015 06:46 AM

Nice accessorie. I made it also, very usefull.

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#5 posted 04-25-2015 04:43 PM

Nice one April. Your vids are grr8!

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#6 posted 04-25-2015 10:17 PM

Well made circle cutter. Should be a great addition to your shop. Now onto the next project.

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#7 posted 04-26-2015 02:11 AM

Nice jig.

I will not even post a picture of the jig I made from 1/2 should have thrown in the burn pile plywood. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#8 posted 04-26-2015 03:58 PM

Very nice!

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#9 posted 10-11-2016 06:39 PM

April, you’re my hero. Keep up the great work!

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