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Forum topic by skruft posted 564 days ago 512 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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564 days ago

I found a router edge guide (see pictures) but am not sure which router it is made for – perhaps you can advise. The rails are 3-1/4” apart and flat on one side. It will fit my DeWalt 2hp plunge router.

Also there is one feature that I have never seen. On the ends of both rails are pointed studs, presumably scribers, that can be extended down to where the wood would be. I wonder why those are there. They seem to have come with the guide because the rails are very nicely scalloped where they come out on the round side. Could they be meant as sort of an elaborate mortise marker?


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#1 posted 564 days ago

Could be. I’d turn the rails around so the pointy things are butted
up against the router body. Sticking out like that they are a
hazard.

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#2 posted 564 days ago

I would presume that they may actually be a trammel point of sorts.

The bar would function independent of the fence. One would slide the bar out of the fence and install the bar onto the router. Set the distance from the pointed pin to the router bit and viola’. You are routing circles!

Least ways, that’s my story and I’m sticking to it.

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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