GOTTA-HAVE ROUTER ACCESSORIES
Get more capability, accuracy, and repeatability from your handheld and table-mounted routers with these tools and jigs, tested and proven in the WOOD® shop.
Handheld helpers Create perfect circles and ovals
With this jig, you can rout precise shapes that need only light sanding along the edges. Start by screwing the jig to the bottom face of the workpiece (where the screw holes won’t be noticed on the finished project). To rout circles, simply secure one of the two dovetailed sliders in the center of the jig’s grooves with the router set for the radius you want, and then rout in incremental depths until done. For ovals, set the two sliders for the maximum travel in their axes, and then rout. The sliders glide back and forth in the jig as you rout the elliptical shape. The large jig we tested allows for ovals with a maximum of 8" between the long and short axes and a minimum of
31⁄2". You also can rout circles from 91⁄4" to 52" in diameter. On the small jig, you can rout circles up to 24" in diameter and ovals
6×11" to as large as 19×24". Both come predrilled for many common routers.
Router categories: Trim router, 1 hp or less; compact router, 11⁄4 hp; midsize router, 11⁄2–21⁄4 hp; full-size router, 3+ hp.