Cutting Circles and Ellipses with a Router and Jig
In this Rockler Saturday Demo Video we take a closer look at the popular Rockler Compact Router Ellipse and Circle Jig .
In this Rockler Saturday Demo Video we take a closer look at the popular Rockler Compact Router Ellipse and Circle Jig. You’ll learn what comes in the box and how to use this jig. This jig is pre-drilled for compact plunge routers from DeWALT, Porter-Cable and Bosch. It’s not set up for Makita’s compact router. But, I’ll bet an enterprising woodworker could drill a few more holes in the jig arm to make it work just fine for this router, too. This jig will rout circles up to about 24-1/2 inches in diameter. We show you the jig using a DeWALT router and a 1/4 upcut spiral bit. But, the bit’s diameter doesn’t really matter. And, you could use a straight bit instead of a spiral bit if that’s the bit you have. This jig can be used to cut perfect circles. There’s nothing tricky about that. Now, routing an ellipse isn’t any harder, but there are a few more steps to the set-up process. In this video, Chris Marshall shows you how to complete both processes. Even if you rarely cut circles or ellipses, a jig like this will sure come in handy when you DO need it.
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