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Easily cut 10" to 52" perfect circles.

Rockler Circle Cutting Jig

Item #
40982
Rating:
90% of 100

Cut flawless circles from 10" to 52" in diameter without complicated math equations! The Rockler Circle Cutting Jig sets up in minutes and mounts quickly to many popular routers made by Porter Cable, Makita, Hitachi, DeWalt, and Bosch. Or, easily drill your own holes to custom fit any router. Includes two center pivot pins which are used as a pivot point to rout perfectly arced circles (one pin is used for soft woods, use the other if your design allows drilling a center hole). A recessed groove in the jig lets you slide the center pivot pin (your center point) up or down the length of the jig to find the correct, exact diameter of your circle. Use the 4-star knob to tighten the T-bolt with the center pivot pin installed and you're ready to go!


Fits the following Routers:

Porter Cable 100, 690, 890, 7529, 8529
Makita 1100 Series
Hitachi M12VC
Dewalt DW616, DW618, DW625
Bosch 1617 Series, 1618 Series, 1619 and 1619 EVS

  • This item is not predrilled for the Bosch Plunge Base.
(1) Rockler Circle Cutting Jig
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number N/A
Weight 2.5500
Tech Spec N/A
Tech Docs
Type Circle Cutting
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4.5 / 5.0
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Was between this jig and a bandsaw circle cutting jig. Bandsaw jig showed mixed reviews and was more expensive. My concern with this jig was how well the "anchor" portion of the jig work. I've used it half a dozen times and it has worked just as advertised, no issues.
August 20, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
vary good I liked
August 7, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Excellent jig
July 27, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
works great easy to set up
July 16, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
the attachment works as advertised, no problems.
July 14, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
You want this
Jig worked perfectly. Cut out a routing template for some 48” arches. Very satisfied.
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Used jig to make this routing template
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July 7, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Circle cutter
Works better then I expected.
June 13, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Rockler router circling cutting jig
Very easy to use. Instructions sufficient.
May 20, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
High Quality Through and Through
The Rockler Circle Cutting Jig is definitely worth having in your shop if you need to cut precise circles. It is made from 1/4" (actually measured 0.29") thick pheonlic. It comes with predrilled holes for most popular routers but I wanted to use my Festool plunge router so I did add 4 new counter sunk holes for that purpose. Maybe future versions of this jig will have these holes available. Anyway, adjusting the jig for a precise radius is very easy as the phonelic allows the axis pin assembly to slide smoothly before locking it in place. Another nice feature is it has two axis pins, one pointed and one stud, that screw into the bottom of the axis adjusting screw (left hand thread). My method for using the jig utilized a shop made vacuum vice which I connect to a vacuum pump. This holds the work piece above the table for an interference free cut. The finished table top is shown in the last picture. It is a 16 piece radial match using Red Gum Veneer with a Wenge outer boarder and Douglas Fir banding around the parameter.
Shop Made Vacuum Vice
Circle Cutting Jig used to mill a precise perimeter to my veneer table top.
Show side of veneer table.
May 19, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Simple to use, works great.
April 27, 2018
Purchased
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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To cut circles in 1/2" plywood
Mark G on Jul 28, 2018
I need this also
Tom F on Jul 22, 2018
To cut circles in 1/2" plywood
Mark G on Jul 28, 2018
this is a tool i have needed i hope it works out
Roy B on Jul 27, 2018
I need this also
Tom F on Jul 22, 2018
Will use to cut circle for big green egg stand
Randy O on Jul 20, 2018
bought from rockler in the past and have been very satisfied
Robert L on Jul 9, 2018
Needed for project
Rpowers512 on Jul 7, 2018
Price of product
M I on May 23, 2018
Making a Pub Table 32" round
Kevin R L on May 12, 2018
building a round kitchen table.
Danny M on May 6, 2018
Wanted one for a while and finally need it for a project.
Jack M on Apr 30, 2018
For a quick and sure way to cut circles.
David R on Apr 26, 2018
I felt it would come in handy some day.
D. M on Apr 24, 2018
need to cut large symmetrical circles and arched pieces
James B on Apr 20, 2018
Just to help me be more accurate
JOHN K on Apr 18, 2018
Needed a jig to make table tops and round door signs
Randy T on Apr 9, 2018
For my husband. He gave away most of his workshop tools when we move from Ca to Tn. So just buying little things here and there for him.
Teresa E on Apr 6, 2018
Need a way to cut circles simple and without
all the hassle.
Raymond A on Apr 5, 2018
to make my life easier
Michael F on Mar 30, 2018
Going to make a clock
Joe M on Mar 22, 2018
I'm going to make a round table
Kevin A on Mar 15, 2018
I need to cut some circles.
Bob O on Feb 14, 2018
Because I'm to lazy to build one myself.
SEAN H on Jan 7, 2018
Cutting in a medallion into a hardwood floor
Thomas D. A on Dec 23, 2017
gift for son in law
Alfred F on Nov 21, 2017
Could not find hardware package to make jig myself and price is right for me. Thank you.
Edward C on Sep 22, 2017
It looked like it was very easy to use, and will cut accurately.
Blount R on Sep 18, 2017
Better than my homemade one.
Richard I on Sep 14, 2017
Could not find it at local large hardware stores.
Joseph S on Aug 5, 2017
To make cutting and drawing large circles quicker and easier.
Edward A on Jul 31, 2017
I have other Rockler pattern jigs that work.
ron w on Jul 25, 2017
Making a coffee table
Dennis B on Jul 6, 2017
need to cut a 48" circle
Walter j on May 22, 2017
don't have one
Ronald A on May 8, 2017
easy of use
Ettore P on May 3, 2017
It's my brother's birthday gift.
Dawn J on Apr 18, 2017
I build poker tables
Dan B on Apr 3, 2017
To see if it really works better than my current one.
Gerald L on Apr 1, 2017
Was looking for a circle cutting jig, found this one on special.
Keith C on Mar 31, 2017
Need to cut perfect circles and this was the one that worked for the sizes needed
nicholas s on Mar 21, 2017
I Glued up (5) 10"x 48" pieces of 1 1/2" white oak for a coffee table and need it to make the table round. Worked perfectly!
Alan W on Mar 21, 2017
Need to cut a 46 inch circle for my fire pit in my deck
ken b on Mar 9, 2017
Not being an expert with a router, I need to cut circles and through the research it seems this will be the easiest way for a beginner to do the job. Plus the reviews were good.
Jerry N on Mar 4, 2017
Well made jig for cutting circles with router.
William K on Feb 28, 2017
because this size of jig isn't available at Lowe's Home Improvement
julienne r on Feb 24, 2017
because it is simple and durable too for cutting circles with a router. Other options are few, far between and questionable (either questionable design or questionable vendors)
Jacob B on Feb 13, 2017
I do some table tops out of Barn Wood & have been using a jig saw & free handing it! Works great but very time consuming this way.
SHANNON H on Jan 25, 2017
Needed to cut circles in wood
Rodney A on Jan 17, 2017
Needed to make circles and it works great.
Russell C on Jan 9, 2017
Easy to use
Richard G on Dec 30, 2016
Best fit for my router base and it will cut the circle sizes I use most often.
Kevin M on Dec 24, 2016
this is a tool i have needed i hope it works out
Roy B on Jul 27, 2018
Will use to cut circle for big green egg stand
Randy O on Jul 20, 2018
how to cut 7" circles?
john M on Jun 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Can adjust to cut 6" diameter circles
Hi. I'm new to woodworking and I am wondering how do you secure the pivot point if you are cutting a circle out. I'm making cat cubes and the pivot will be on the piece I'm cutting out. I'm using cookies to raise the wood. Do I secure the pivot by using a board below the piece I'm cutting? Thanks!
A shopper on May 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I use a backer board under the piece I am cutting. That everything stays stable and you don't cut into your bench.
Will this fit a PC 7539 plunge router?
Kenjo on May 22, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: Item #48871 will not work as it is for a trim or compact router. Item 40982 will if the 7539 router has the black base held on by three screws that are 4" center to center making an equilateral triangle.
Which routers fit this jig best?
A shopper on Aug 17, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend Porter Cable 690, & 892.
DeWalt 616 & 618
Will my Black & Decker EVS plunge router fit the base of the circle cutter guide. My router base is 6 inches wide?
Patrick W on Sep 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a dewalt plunge router that I use, the pre-set mount holes didn't line up, so I drilled my own holes with out much difficulty, so you should be able to do the same with your black and decker plunge router.
Moved recently and lost the hardware kit with bushings, pins, and bolts. etc. Can I purchase this entire kit separately?
Kim P on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not sure about the purchase from Rockler, but your local big box store should have the locking bolt and small washers. You can use a finish nail for the pivot pin. Get a small bolt and drill a hole into the threaded end, trim the finish nail to the right length, and glue the nail into the hole you drilled with GOOP or that 6000 glue.
my pin bent, can I just buy a replacement pin?
Bill P on Jul 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We have the following parts for this:
# 50741 pointed point - $2.99
#59802 round point - $2.99
These can be order through our customer care team at 800-376-7856.
After determining the diameter of the hole to be cut do you drill a hole at some point for the router bit to start in?
al b on Feb 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I probably wouldn't drill a hole since I use a plunge base on my router. Unless you are cutting a thin piece of material you will generally make several passes with the router each pass being a bit deeper than the previous. Don't try to cut 3/4" material in a single pass. If you are not using a plunge router then I would probably just lift/bend the router jig a slight bit and then lower the jig and router into the material.
I don't have a compact router and looking for a circle jig for it?
Beau S on Jul 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This circle cutting jig requires a standard router. I believe Rockler has a jig made for a compact router.
Does this kit come with mounting hardware for the router, like the trim router circle jig?
TrippG on Feb 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have both the 36" and 52" jigs and both allow the removal of the router base and bolt patterns in the jics to bolt the jig directly to the router in place of the router base.
Are the pivot pins included with the jig?
HD S on Aug 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, both a sharp point and blunt version for pre drilled pivot.
For cutting circles out of 3/4 inch plywood, what bit do you recommend? (I am fairly inexperienced at routing.)
Matt G on Nov 23, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Any simple straight bit will do fine. Smaller bits are easier to control so I typically use 1/4 inch. I recommend doing the cut in 3 passes. Start with a shallow 1/4 inch depth cut, vacuum out the cut, then set the depth 1/2 inch, cut and clean again, then make your final cut at full depth.
Hi what's the thickness of the jig? thanks
Gavin S on Jan 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm about 600 miles away from the jig but I'd guess 1/4".
Can I cut a 7" circle with the 40982 jig ?
Roy M on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I measured the jig and 10 inches in diameter looks to be the smallest you could make.
What is the smallest diameter I can cut?
Brenda D on May 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Minimum adjustable distance for the trim router circle jig is 4 ¾ inches to the center of the router bit.
will it fit a Porter Cable model 6931?
Bill P on Mar 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sorry but i don't know. I have a Bosch router and I had to drill my own holes to mount it. Not a big obstacle but who knows why they didn't try to make the mounting holes more universal. I knew this going in and still bought the jig as it was still the best option I could find for cuttin a big circle (51") for a table top. Worked like a charm.
What is the best router bit to use on the circle jig when cutting into 3/4" hardwoods?
Donald on May 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You need to use a straight cutting bit. 1/4" or 3/8" is fine but the key is to make a few shallow cuts rather than trying to cut all the way through in one pass. Depending on the hardwood, I'd only go about 1/8" at a time so you don't burn out the bit. Hope that helps, Dave
Is this Jig fits to my makita 1-1/4 Hp 6.5 Amp Compact VS Router / RT0701C router?
chris on Dec 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Really do not know, but when I bought this jig it did not fit my router so I drilled the plate to fit it. It took very little time and works great now!
Are the screws right hand thread or left hand thread?
kb2hpr on Apr 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The screws needed are your screws that hold the router's base plate. The circle cutter temporarily replaces the base plate using your screws.
Is the Rockler circle cutter jig pre drilled for a Festool OF1400 router?
Dave R on Jan 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, it is not, but it is easy to drill holes to fit the OF 1400. I was very pleased with the results and used it to cut a 38" circle for the top of a coffee table.
Does Rockler make a larger version for tables up to 60 inches or 72 inches?
Lloyd on Aug 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The maximum diameter for the Rockler Circle Cutting Jigs is currently 52"
Can you extend the diameter of the jig to allow for a larger diameter than the jig claims to cut?
Kari B on Jul 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: if you're going to do that, just make your own longer one.
Has anyone had issues with getting center pins to thread in to t bolt?
Thomas P on Mar 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: No I liked it he tool very well
Will it fit Bosch POF 1400 ACE plunge router?
Manik R on Jan 8, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I see in the "Important notes" that it is not drilled for a Bosch plunge base.
you say it fits the PC690, does this include the PC690LR?
Greg S on Oct 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, routers are sold seperately
What's the diameter of the hole where the router bit goes through? I'd prefer to use a guide bushing to save time on setup.
BallerDude3 on Dec 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The diameter of the hole where the router bit goes through, at least on my version of this circle cutting jig (purchased in late 2016), is 1-1/2" (+/- 1/64").
Will this work with Dewalt Router DWP611PK?
Ann G on Nov 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, for that model you'll want to use http://www.rockler.com/rockler-trim-router-circle-jig
Will this work on a craftsman plunge router?
Donna G on Sep 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is more designed for Porter cable and Dewalt but you can drill your own holes for it
will it work with a millwakee router?
Michael C on Jul 7, 2018
Does this fit the ryobi plunge router?
brad w on Feb 27, 2018