3rd Hand - for Router Bit Changes

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Project by TD69Mustang posted 11-05-2011 06:26 AM 3598 views 13 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a third hand for router bit changes. These jigs are an absolute must.

I’ve posted one before, but this one is a little different.

This time, I built it so that as the router rests in the jig, the spindle lock pin is pushed into the pin hole on the spindle. Thus, making it possible to tighten the collet nut with a single wrench.

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#1 posted 11-05-2011 06:36 AM

Very handy device.
I saw something similar to this is a shop tip book a while back and meant to make one to change the bits in my Craftsman router.
Yours looks like it will certainly do the trick.
Thank you for sharing.

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#2 posted 11-05-2011 06:54 AM

great idea.

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#3 posted 11-06-2011 02:11 AM

Wonderful idea. I’m going to make one right now…

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#4 posted 11-06-2011 09:03 AM

I need this desperatly for my Bosch! Thanks!

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#5 posted 11-07-2011 11:32 PM

good one

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#6 posted 11-09-2011 12:35 AM

Lov it! I need one, maybe two, perhaps three. Thanks for sharing. I remember having seen such cradle in Carol Reed’s book, Router Joinery Workshop.



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