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Forum topic by John posted 05-07-2008 11:44 PM 3579 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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John

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05-07-2008 11:44 PM

i have a dewalt 618 router and i was wondering if a porter cable or bosch edge guide will fit my router. if anyone has any suggestions or better yet some pics i would really appreciate it. i just dont like the design of the dewalt edge guide and hoping something different will fit.


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#1 posted 05-07-2008 11:46 PM

PC makes at least two of them. A small and large. If you tell me the diameter and spacing of the holes in your dewalt I can compare it to my PC.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 05-07-2008 11:51 PM

hole to hole ( inside walls ) : 3.5 inches
hole diameter : ~ .44 inches

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#3 posted 05-08-2008 12:03 AM

No, the PC a lot different. Sorry.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#4 posted 05-08-2008 12:07 AM

thanks anyways. i guess ill have to get the dewalt one.

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#5 posted 05-08-2008 03:38 AM

You may want to check out the Router Edge Guide page on Pat Warner’s site. As a matter a fact, I would highly suggest checking out all of his site. Some really excellent router information there.

-- Paul D - Lawrenceville, Georgia

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#6 posted 05-09-2008 03:15 PM

Thanks PaulD for the very interesting link.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#7 posted 05-29-2008 09:59 AM

I also own the DW618 router and just today received the DeWalt edge guide (DW6913). The rods fit and everything seemed aligned. There is one significant problem, the winged bolts that are there to attach the rods to either the fixed or plunge base do not fit. The screw holes on both bases are smaller than the wing top bolts. (Both the holes and the wing top bolts appear to be metric. I have written DeWalt to see what they recommend. If I do not hear soon I will either tap the holes to make the holes bigger on the bases and then use standard size store bought bolts..

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Doug S.

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#8 posted 05-29-2008 11:50 AM

If you dont mind the price, there’s this
http://www.microfence.com/pages/welcome.html
Their edge guide and circle jig are incredibly good tools. Some of my smarter tool buys despite the cost.

-- Use the fence Luke

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benhasajeep

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#9 posted 05-29-2008 05:52 PM

I have the Milescraft edge guide and bases (couple other of their items too). I like the guide much better than the ones that came with my routers. Much more range than the stock rods. Not too pricey either. Caught them on sale at the Blue borg.

-- Ben, Living the good life in Maine now (almost, just need to retire in 2 decades time)

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bhack

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#10 posted 05-29-2008 06:14 PM

I also have the Milescraft and works fine for me. Rocklers had it on sale for reasonable price. Just depends on the amount of money you want to part with.

-- Bill - If I knew GRANDKIDS were so much fun I would have had them first.

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#11 posted 05-29-2008 06:26 PM

I have one of Pat Warner’s edge guides for my PC 890 (as well as several of his sub-bases). It’s stiff and is smooth running over edges. I would highly recommend one. Plus he’s a great guy with personal service and the idea of supporting a small business makes it even better. Also, it’s really cool looking!

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca http://www.muegenburg.com (dedicated to my other hobby)

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#12 posted 05-31-2008 12:36 PM

I just happened to get an email this morning from Microfence regarding a Scratch & Dent sale on the edge guides and thought I’d pass it on..

http://www.microfence.com/pages/SALE.html

-- Use the fence Luke

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