Fabbing PC edge guide to work with ridgid palm router?

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Forum topic by lateralus819 posted 06-18-2013 10:43 PM 876 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-18-2013 10:43 PM

I was looking into building a micro adjusting edge guide for my router, then i noticed this porter cable guide.

Looks like by making a new front mounting plate, with holes and set screws, it would work. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 06-19-2013 12:28 AM

Yep, looking at the pc edge guide pics, all you would need is a new front piece that holds the bars and a way to lock the ridgid bars in place.

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#2 posted 06-19-2013 12:29 AM

I like mine very much, though I don’t use it that often. I use it on my Porter Cable D-Handle base and it works great. Good luck.


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#3 posted 06-19-2013 02:31 AM

I just looked at my Ridgid R2401. It looks like the edge guide bars are 5/16” diameter on about 2-5/16” centers
(8mm/58mm?). Too bad I don’t have a PC router to measure other than a jumbo 7518.

Anyway, I’ll bet you could make it work. If you were really, really, lucky, maybe one of the PC’s spacings would fit the Ridgid. I can see on the link’s picture that the guide is drilled for more than one bar position. If that didn’t work, maybe you could re-drill the plate that comes with the guide instead of making a new one from scratch.


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#4 posted 06-19-2013 01:38 PM

I have that edge guide and use it often, usually on my Milwaukee routers. It’s an awesome edge guide (if there such a thing). Anyway, the front plate has 2 sets of holes in it…both are threaded 1/4-20, and they apparently fit 2 sizes of PC routers. The narrow set of holes is 2 3/8” center to center, the wider set is 3” CtC. The posts included with the guide didn’t fit my Milwaukee bases, so I made my own by cutting off some 1/4-20 bolts to fit the guide. Then to increase the diameter to fit the Milwaukee base, I epoxied some brass tubing on tot the bolts shank, I got almost 5/16” (close enough) byu doing that. Works great, and can still be quickly converted back if I want to stick it on my 690.

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