What do I need for a Bosch 1617EVSPK router to work with a PC Dovetail Jig

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Forum topic by Konomigon posted 02-28-2010 06:40 AM 4972 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-28-2010 06:40 AM

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I own a Bosch router model 1617EVSPK and I’m think about picking up a Porter Cable dovetail Jig. I have reviewed the jig’s manual and it says that I need a router that accepts the template guides supplied with the jig. Does anyone using a setup like this? Does anyone know if I need to get anything for the router to use this jig?


-- Kris

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#1 posted 02-28-2010 07:13 AM

Hello! Rockler offers a product called ””One Plate””: It’s quite nice and comes set up for accepting template guides.

About the dovetail jig- Have you ever considered the Rockler Dovetail Jig? The jig is easier to set up and has more available accessories, like if you want to change dovetail spacing, or do miniature dovetails. It also uses the same template guides, so the Rockler One plate is still required. Just a thought.

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#2 posted 02-28-2010 09:26 PM

I’ve had the PC dovetailing jig for about 3 years and am happy with it. It ain’t foolproof but it ain’t rocket science either and produces good results. Last year I built a bedroom set with all the drawers dovetailed and it was pretty easy to do. I have a PC895 router which came with a base that was obviously compatible with PC template guides. I think that you may need the Bosch RA1100 adapter (if you want to stick to the Bosch base plate or you can use a universal base plate as suggested above) to use your Bosch router with the PC style guide that comes with the jig. My recollection is that the jig came with everything else you would need to operate except a centering pin. With any jig that uses the template guides, if everything isn’t centered exactly, you’ll get some error in the end.

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#3 posted 03-01-2010 03:54 AM

Thanks for the great info!

-- Kris

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#4 posted 03-01-2010 04:24 AM

Good note about the centering pin- very crucial no matter what base you get!

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#5 posted 03-01-2010 05:11 AM

you can make your own base plate from acrylic or polycarb very easy. I have quite a few (base plates) for about every router i have.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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