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Porter-Cable Micro-adjust Edge Guides

Provides an accurate edge guide for straight and precise cuts.
Item #
12821
Rating:
96% of 100

Easy to use, the Porter-Cable 42690 Edge Guide provides an accurate edge guide to help you make straight, precise cuts. Built with an anodized, extruded aluminum body for extra strength. The dual sliding body also has lockable mounts to allow for easy operation. Includes all mounting hardware.


Features:
  • Easy to use guide for your Porter-Cable router
  • Easy to operate with dual sliding and lockable mounts
  • Provides clean, accurate results
  • Adjustment scale is in both fractional and metric increments
  • The large edge provides a solid feel when routing

Will this Edge Guide work with my router?

Compatible with the following Porter-Cable routers:


  • 100
  • 690LR
  • 690LRVS
  • 691
  • 693LRPK
  • 694VK
  • 891
  • 892
  • 893PK
  • 894PK
  • 895PK
  • 7518
  • 7519
  • 7538
  • 7539
  • 9690LR
(1) Edge Guide
(1) Mounting Hardware Pack
More Information
Brand Porter-Cable
Manufacturer Part Number 42690
Weight 3.1500
Tech Spec
  • Material: Durable Anodized Aluminum
Type Micro-Adjuster
4.8 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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nothing better
a great addition to my router.
March 24, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Wow, awesome!
January 5, 2018
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Easy to install, easy to adjust, easy to use.
July 26, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very good router guide for the money.
April 17, 2017
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
It works
Works good, I was going to make one but this was made so well I decided to just buy it. Heavy duty and well made.
December 23, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I found this edge Guide to be very stable. It was easy to set up and use, it delivered total control of the task at hand. I would recommend this to a friend.
April 18, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Excecellent tool very easy to use, would recommend it to anyone who Portable tools a must
August 17, 2015
Purchased
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Bought it, used it - LOVE...
Bought it, used it - LOVE IT! This is a nice attachment for my Porter-Cable router! Well made and thought out!
June 19, 2013
This is a very solidly built...
This is a very solidly built and rugged edge guide that locks down solidly with the locking knobs and also has very smooth vernier adjustment that allows fine tuning of the fence position along the adjustment bar. The fence is long enough to allow smooth sliding along the edge of a board without any tendency to tilt. It also has mounting holes so that an auxiliary fence can be attached to it if it will be used to slide along a circular edge.
June 22, 2007
The only thing I would change from it would be a stronger base.
Overall a great guide. Fits multiple size routers. Made the job fast and easy. Quick adjustment.
Made it easy to router a 5/8 slot x3”deep with only a 1/2 router bit.
Made it easy to router a 5/8 slot x3”deep with only a 1/2 router bit.
April 4, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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T use it with my Little 3.25 hp porter-cable Router [ making 3/4 wide & 1"deep slots to put 2x12x20' }grow boxes together as in 24" high.???
Phillip D on Jun 4, 2019
Make better use of my router/ more accuracy.
Blaine G on Jan 19, 2019
T use it with my Little 3.25 hp porter-cable Router [ making 3/4 wide & 1"deep slots to put 2x12x20' }grow boxes together as in 24" high.???
Phillip D on Jun 4, 2019
Goes with the router I have.
Rick S on Mar 7, 2019
Make better use of my router/ more accuracy.
Blaine G on Jan 19, 2019
needed one for my router.
Brian O on Feb 28, 2018
Needed an edge guide as one does not come with the router base
Paul M on Dec 26, 2017
working on a project that this will make easier
Brian M on Oct 11, 2017
I need to make good straight edges with my router and the reviews sold me on this one.
rodney b on Jul 30, 2017
Features and price
TROY W on Oct 17, 2016
Based on good reviews. Just bought new PC router
Russ H on May 4, 2016
Need it for router projects.
Gregory K on Mar 10, 2016
it is compatable with my Porter cable routers
William on Nov 4, 2015
It looks well built and fits my router
Frank H on May 4, 2015
Goes with the router I have.
Rick S on Mar 7, 2019
needed one for my router.
Brian O on Feb 28, 2018
What size rods does this item come with? Can it be modified to work with other routers that are not PC?
A shopper on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use one of these with a Ridgid router and it fits perfectly
I was told that the Porter Cable 42690 edge guide would work on a DeWalt DWP611 router. Do you have any information regarding this?
L. Daniel S on Nov 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes. Use the same pins and placement #1 pins) as you would use on the PC 690.
I have an older model Porter Cable Router # 7529. Will this edge guide fit it?
Sean M on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is listed as suitable for the 7500 series, and the packaging specifically lists the 7518, 7519, 7538 and 7539, so one might assume it will work. However to be certain, you need only call one eight8eight8four8five1seven5 and pose the question directly to PC. They also welcome inquiries on their website deltaportercable
does this guide work on the 890 series?
Nick D on Aug 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes! The 42690 edge guide is designed to work with the 69--, 75--, and 89-- series bases with stud mounting positions to fit all, plus a 9690LR, which I never heard of. Good luck.
Where can I get the mounting hardware I've bought one but no hardware ?
Bobby S on Oct 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you bought it new it has multiple parts for mounting to different routers.

If you found it in a garage sale you might try contacting a Porter Cable Service Center.
Can this tool be used to make fluted groves on a flat board ?
Edward L on Aug 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would certainly think so. I wanted to replace the panels is a series of kitchen cabinet doors, but reuse the frames of the doors. So I used it with a straight ¼” router bit on the backside of the doors set just deep and wide enough to free up the old panels from the door frames. Worked like a champ, but I was glad I practiced a little first. I think that is roughly the same operation as what you are asking about.
Does the edge guide work with PC plunge router base?
Rick D on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, just take extreme care to apply vertical downward pressure and horizontal pressure on the guide fence without variation as they tend to wander. I suggest a dry-run or two to get the feel of it!
Are mounting bars sold separtely?
Kelly F on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Nothing extra to buy.
All the parts you need are included in the kit.
What you see in the image is included.
Can i purchase the mounting bars only, mine, havecone up missing?
Kelly F on Apr 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would check Porter Cables tech support center or look on line for replacement Porter Cable parts.
What is the throat size of the guide around the bit ?
John A on Sep 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 1 7/8"
Will this edge guide work with the Porter Cable Compact Plunger router 450PK?
Ernie W on Aug 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: porter cable 690 and 892 routers and it has work on these routers
I was told this edge guide can also be used for cutting circles but I don't see any info about that. Can it be used as a circle jig ?
keith on Nov 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, there is a 1/4 inch diameter pin that screws into a bracket on the bar. You have to drill a 1/4 " hole into the center of your work piece as a pivot point. The maximum diameter of the circle (about 28") is limited by the length of the bar.
will this work with a PC model 6752 router? 6932 plunge base?
David C on Mar 4, 2019
Can i purchase the mounting poles, mine have come up missing?
Kelly F on Apr 29, 2017