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Forum topic by Duckster posted 09-27-2015 11:44 PM 579 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Duckster

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09-27-2015 11:44 PM

I have purchased a new Dovetail jig and have realized that I need a Porter Cable type insert for my table router. The jig has a 3/4” aluminum insert that requires a 1 3/6” opening insert to accept the attachment. Does anyone know where I can find one. My jig won’t get here until next week.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus


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joey502

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#1 posted 09-28-2015 01:37 AM

What brand of router plate/ lift do you have?

I have a Jessem lift and bought this set of rings, http://www.amazon.com/JessEm-02025-4-Piece-Tab-Loc-Insert/dp/B00002266Q/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1443404169&sr=8-1&keywords=jessem+router+lift+insert

If I understand your question the one second from the right is the piece you need?

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Duckster

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 02:07 AM

I’ve got the Pro Benchdog D. 1 1/4” is the closest they have. I bought a blank. I may have to make my own.

-- Duckster, Texas. {Any day of fishing, Beats a good day at work.} Wash your feet and love Jesus

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 05:17 AM

It’s easy to make your own. I usually use tempered hardboard. To fit a Porter Cable guide, start your hole with a hole saw the same size as the guide’s flange. Only go in deep enough to take the flange. Finish the hole with a slightly smaller hole saw. I’m assuming you have a drill press. These are a bit challenging to do with a handheld drill. I’d use 1/4” hardboard.

You could also make the smaller hole first, then rout the flange ledge with a rabbeting bit that lets you cut a very narrow rabbet. But I think the first way is easiest.

Come to think of it, forstner bits would work well for this. Again, start with the larger bit, then finish with the smaller one.

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