Good for Rough Cuts Only
Posted January 10, 2014
This device and its larger optional base are wonderful in theory but the manufacturing tolerances are so loose that a smooth cut is next to impossible. The dovetail tracks in the bases are of varying widths and depth (they should all be equal) and the same applies to the keys that ride in the dovetails. All this looseness adds up in the positioning of your router which, in my case, can vary by 1/16" to 3/32" depending on where on the ellipse you are cutting. To get an accurate cut I make an imperfect elliptical template using the jig then fix what is wrong with the template and only then cut the good wood. There is no shop in my area that has a CNC router. That was my first choice.
Posted November 10, 2013
I recently bought the ellipse jig to use with my Porter cable router for picture frame, oval, round top tables and signboards. It works extremely well.
purchased this jig specifically for a...
Posted January 12, 2013
purchased this jig specifically for a project that has a 5" circle cut-out, and this jig is not capable of producing anything below about a 9 1/2" diameter circle because of the way it is constructed. I would not have purchased the product had I know about this lower limitation.
I purchased this jig for custom...
Posted September 18, 2012
I purchased this jig for custom sign shapes for my sign carving business. The instructions were very clear and easy to have for reference right on the jig. After playing around with the jig on some scrap plywood, I gave it a try. I used a 1/2 inch spiral upcut bit in my plunge router and made gradual cuts in 1/4 inch increments. Very easy to use and made a perfect oval! Just take your time and take some practice cuts before you make a formal cut. The jig is very high quality, sturdy and fits my PC 890 series like a glove. I am using it again on a large custom sign and am looking forward to it. Great tool!
I have own it for about...
Posted March 22, 2012
I have own it for about 3 years. This is a great jig , it comes with a 1 1/2" hole that you can use with a brass guide, in that way you don't need to bolt it to your router and the cord will not wind up on you and you can use it on any router you have. But with all oval jigs it has a built in error, but you can over come that by using the magic donuts rings that will take the error out of the jig You will not see the error until you want to make some oval picture frames or mirrors, the narrow parts are thinner but that's the down fall with all oval jigs. If you want to see how to make the donuts or how to use used them with 1 1/2" brass guide go to the routerfoums.com All in all I would say it's a great jig.and well worth the money.