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SteveMO

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1572 days ago

I just bought this router and it didn’t come with an edge guide. So, I decided to make my own using some 3/4” acrylic I had laying around. I cut 2 18” long rods. I didn’t have any solvent to bond the acrylic pieces, so I screwed them together. I’m waiting on 4 stainless lock collars to arrive and that will finish the guide. I like the clean look and it slides like butter along various materials. All suggestions or comments appreciated. My wife called it very elegant looking. :)

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#1 posted 1571 days ago

Steve,
I have the same same router and out of necessity one evening, I built a similar edge guide like yours, except mine doesn’t have the clean looking acrylic, instead the guides are made of wood :) I also used threaded rods, thinking it will make adjustment of the guides easier, or so I thought. What size shaft did you use? If I remember correctly, 5/16” didn’t fit, and 1/4” has slop. The mouting holes on the base are metric, but the local hardware stores didn’t have any metric sized threaded rods.

With your design, do you see any flexing between the two rods?

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SteveMO

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#2 posted 1571 days ago

I used a regular 5/16” rod. I did clean up the holes in the router base with a round file as there was burrs in the pathways. After that the rods slide smoothly. No flexing what so ever in the rods. I doubt I would go longer than the 18” with the acrylic as it is fairly heavy. I’ll probably drop down to 1/2” on the base after further use. I used the acrylic just to free up some space as a have a supply just sitting around.

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#3 posted 1571 days ago

Your wife was right!

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#4 posted 1566 days ago

Very nice guide.

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#5 posted 1566 days ago

I have that same router, I have the Milescraft edge / circle cutting guide. The dumb thing doesn’t always lock down the way it should… From what I understand, a standard Porter Cable 690 edge guide should work too…

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live4ever

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#6 posted 1566 days ago

Well done! I’m not quite as handy, so I got the Porter-Cable guide dbhost mentioned.

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#7 posted 1558 days ago

My Incra magna-lock plate arrived and I’ve built a top for it. I also installed a T track for feather board in the top. Next will be the cabinet and fence to hold all of it. I’ll post picks when it’s all finished.

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#8 posted 1557 days ago

This guide will do it

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