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Rob Graham
 
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Default Router - home made adjustable parallel guide ?

One of the weaknesses with the cheaper routers is the basicness of the
parallel guide. I was thinking about finding a way you improve mine
and was sure I would find somebody on the net who would have tackled
this already and posted his design, but no such luck. Any ideas
anyone ? I've got a lathe, etc.

Rob
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One of the weaknesses with the cheaper routers is the basicness of the
parallel guide. I was thinking about finding a way you improve mine
and was sure I would find somebody on the net who would have tackled
this already and posted his design, but no such luck. Any ideas
anyone ? I've got a lathe, etc.

Rob


Simplest way is to fit a longer, straight piece on timber to the face of
the parallel fence.
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Default Router - home made adjustable parallel guide ?

If it's one of the Elu clones, Axminster do an adjustable side fence
for less than six quid:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part=AW635R
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In message , Rob Graham
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One of the weaknesses with the cheaper routers is the basicness of the
parallel guide. I was thinking about finding a way you improve mine
and was sure I would find somebody on the net who would have tackled
this already and posted his design, but no such luck. Any ideas
anyone ? I've got a lathe, etc.

Rob


Simplest way is to fit a longer, straight piece on timber to the face of
the parallel fence.


Sorry guys - that's not what I meant - I've been there and done that.

What I was thinking of was making it 'micro adjustable'. I'm quite
prepared on the other hand for someone to say that there is no
particulat advantage.

Rob


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If it's one of the Elu clones, Axminster do an adjustable side fence
for less than six quid:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part=AW635R

Thanks - it'll be worth 6 quid to find it doesn't fit my B & Q special
(inevitably) but at least I can copy it or adjust as necessary.

Rob
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Default Router - home made adjustable parallel guide ?

If it's one of the Elu clones, Axminster do an adjustable side fence
for less than six quid:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part=AW635R


Thanks - it'll be worth 6 quid to find it doesn't fit my B & Q special
(inevitably) but at least I can copy it or adjust as necessary.

Rob



Rob,

Suggest you look at this as well:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part=AW127R

Not absolutely sure but I think both Axminster routers are made by the
same folks who make the PP / PPPro ones. If so you might need the
side fence for the bigger router. It's not lisetd on the website but
would be worth an e-mail to Axminster as they seem pretty good at
supplying spares.

HTH,

Mike
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