|Review by whope||posted 08-25-2015 09:44 PM||9483 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I had picked this up at least a year ago and the project I had in mind never made it beyond the thinking stage. I finally opened it up to do a simple walnut disk (will be posted later).
I had used the smaller guide (M200) and have been happy with it. This jig centers very easily with a 1/4” steel pin and an insert that fits into the router opening. It fit fine on my DeWalt 618. The guide pivots around an 1/8” steel pin that you put into the hole that marks the size of the circle. Pretty straight forward.
A couple little things keep it from being 5 star (I’d like to have only knocked down 1/2 a star): – The markings are on one end of the scales only. Would have been nice to have them on both ends. – The holes for the 1/8” in the template are slightly loose which could give you little imperfections in your cut
Overall, the guide is easy to use and some times it’s just easier to buy it than make it.
For my walnut disk, I used it to cutout the disk and then I swapped in a box cove bit to run around the edge.
-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with an axe.