You can also add the CRB7 Edging Trim Kit (45052, sold separately) for the ability to trim solid wood edging or edging tape without having to run your router on the narrow edge of the material. The CRB7 fits all routers with edge guide rod drillings, and unlike similar jigs, it requires no screws or drivers to install, just slide it on and tighten the knobs.
- Note: Fits most routers with edge guide rod drillings.
- Adjustable Dadoing or Trenching with a clamp guide: Set the clamp guide once and adjust the position of the router via the CRB7's Micro Adjuster. The CRB also increases the reference surface between your router and the clamp guide, and reduces clamp guide set up time.
- Adjustable Mortising: Install the included mortising pins to cut "centered and off centered" mortises. Microadjust wheel allows you to precisely control the actual width of the mortise.
- Ant-Tilt Support: Traditionally, most of the router base remains unsupported when edge routing, but the CRB anti-tilt leg eliminates router tilt, especially important when routing narrow workpieces.
- Compass/Circle Cutter: Use the magnetic pin stored in the base to rout precision circles and holes, even holes that are actually smaller than the base of the router! CRB can rout circles from 3/4" to 8-3/4" radius, using a 1/4" straight bit.
- Offset Base Plate: Increases overall router stability.
- CRB also moves the pivot hand that the router toward the center of the panel, reducing the chance of burn marks.
- Adjustable false panel rebate copier: The CRB provides a simple and exceptionally quick way of accurately repeating a dado for indexed grooves in shelving systems and false panelling.
- Use the Edging Trim Kit (45052, sold separately) to effortlessly and accurately trim hardwood and iron-on edging flush with the panel.
- One Time Set Up - Set up the CRB7 to fit your favorite router just once with a set of 4 injection molded shims.
- Quick Change - Unlike most router jigs, the CRB7 can be fitted/removed in less than 10 seconds, with no fiddly screws or cantering jigs required.
- Micro Adjuster - High precision router cutter position can be attained and repeated using the knurled and indexed micro adjuster.
- 2" Bakelite Ball Handle - Ergonomic design, comfortable to the touch.
- Indexed Rule - The self adhesive Imperial/Metric rule is another feature to ensure fast easy readings.
- 2-Section Anti-Tilt Leg supports and stabilizes the router when routing materials from 3/8" to 3-1/4" thick.
- Onboard Magnetic Pivot Pin Storage - A safe home for this essential component, easily accessible when ever needed.
- Professional Grade Build - Made in England, CRB is manufactured to the highest standards, and features a machined, hard-anodized solid aluminum bridge.
- Laser cut 5mm thick acrylic baseplate and precision-turned steel and brass components.
- Set up with speed and ease - The CRB7 now sporting adjustable cranked rods. Allows both the inter rod width and rod height to be simultaneously adjusted. Fitting the CRB7 to your favorite router couldn't be easier. The new cranked rods, now allows the CRB to be fitted to the majority of routers on the market.
- 2 Year Guarantee.
|Manufacturer Part Number||A-USA/MP/CRB7|
- (1) M-Power CRB7 7-Function Router Base
- (2) Mortising pins
- (1) Circle-cutting index pin stored in base
A well thought out and welcomed productPosted January 28, 2014
It's also very important for me to mention the outstanding customer service I received after acquiring this product. The rods provided were too small for my router, which at first discouraged me. I then called Mpower who within a couple of days provided replacement rods AT NO CHARGE (not even mailing), which fit perfectly. It is my opinion that too many companies view customer service as an afterthought or don't provide it at all. I can easily say that this company should be held up as an example of how to do it right. Not only were they interested in getting their product performing as advertised in my hands, they also understood the passion a woodworker has for his craft and the excitement they feel when putting a new product into play. I applaud them for that and their product. I recommend it highly.
Mpower Combination Router Base CRB7Posted January 28, 2014
Almost a must have for every shopPosted January 3, 2014
I have tried to use this for awhile. I think they are on the right track but this jig needs some additional work before it is ready to market. The biggest problem is securing the router to the base plate. The Mk II seems to be attempting to be all things to all routers and as a result the jig fails on all points. The rods they provide are too small and flexible as is the base. While they offer larger rods they still are not stiff enough and need to properly fit the router. There isn't an easy method to center the router which makes the mortise function useless and the circle cutting a little more difficult calculate except by trial an error. The plastic plate is not stiff enough when using the edge trimming adapter. When this adapter is used you lose the ability to attach the knob so hand placement is a problem and it would be nice if one could attach knobs at both ends to have more secure control of the jig. If there was a means to hold down both ends of the rods securely it would be a great help. As it it is currently designed I do not feel that this jig can be used safely. I like my fingers and want to keep them intact.
On the plus side the folks at M-Power were great to work with but they could not make the jig work as advertised. If you are using a Bosch 1617 this definitely is not the jig for you.
Almost a must have for every shop 3 Stars
On the plus side the folks at M-Power are great to work with. I have amended my initial review because of the response I have subsequently received from Mpower. Their chief designer, took the time to contact me via email and then call me from Europe to discuss how they could make improvements to the CRB 7. I am very impressed. This is the kind of customer care that I really appreciate. Perhaps they have taken lessons from all the wonderful staff at Rockler.
I have tried to use this jig for awhile. I think they are on the right track but this jig needs a little tweaking. I use Bosch 1617 routers and like every brand they have their own size guide rods. This review is just in regards to the Bosch 1617 router. Perhaps other users who have this jig and are using it with a different router could chime in and share their experience as well.
Generally, this is a well thought out design. It could use a few tweaks to make it a must have jig for every shop. The MK II seems to be attempting to be all things to all routers. They almost pull it off. They strive to address all the primary uses for a handheld router from edge trimming to mortises. As far as an edge guide and cutting dados, this works fine.
In my discussion today with their chief designer, I was able to address my concerns. The MK II tries to work with all different model routers which is a challenge at best. The Bosch uses 3/8's rods and the MK II comes with smaller diameter rods. These may fit other brands perfectly. This mismatch created problems in trying to keep the router base flush with CRB7 base plate thereby introducing an angled cut into the work piece. We tried to refit as MK I which was a significant improvement but I still think that a full size rod would be best. Another issue we addressed is a little flex in the base plate when using the edging adapter. This created inconsistent results for me. The other problem is centering the Bosch router. With the MK II it was offset significantly and when we swcithed to the MK I it was very close. This may create a problem with mortising and cutting circles (I didn't test these two features). While I was assured that this would not be a problem, I have enough trouble with geometry without introducing an offset. Mpower plans on addressing these concerns for the Bosch router in the future and I will be the first in line to buy one.