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3rd Hand - for Router Bit Changes

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Project by screwge posted 1021 days ago 2449 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, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39777 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.

-- Imagine It... Build It... Enjoy It!





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 1021 days ago

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.

-- Having fun...Eric

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#2 posted 1021 days ago

great idea.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 1020 days ago

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

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#4 posted 1019 days ago

I need this desperatly for my Bosch! Thanks!

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#5 posted 1018 days ago

good one

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#6 posted 1017 days ago

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.

Best,

Serge

http://atelierdubricoleur.wordpress.com

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