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Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig

Now you can easily create perfect circles, ellipses and sweeping arcs!
Item #
27712
Rating:
82% of 100
The Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig lets you cut circles and ellipse shapes over a wide range of dimensions and proportions. With your router and this handy, easy-to-use jig, you'll be able to make picture frames, mirrors, signs, tabletops and more in just a matter of minutes. Compare to other ellipse/circle router jigs that cost $100 more. Set up takes only a couple of minutes and is virtually math-free. Using the jig is just as easy. As you move the router through the cut, the jig's sliding dovetail mechanism keeps the router precisely on the cut line. Designed for use with just about any plunge router.


Features:

  • Includes jig arm, jig base, two dovetail keys, and two locking pivots
  • Single pivot can be locked to make circles up to 52" diameter
  • Pre-drilled for Makita 1100; Milwaukee 5615-5624; DeWalt 616-618; Bosch MRC23 Series, 1617-1618; Ridgid 2930 Combo Kit; Hitachi M12VC (fixed and kit); Porter Cable 690 series, 890 series, 7529, 97529 and 8529 routers or routers with 6" base footprints
(1) Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 3.9500
Tech Spec
  • Minimum circle diameter 9-1/4"
  • Maximum length for major axis is 52"
  • Maximum difference between minor and major axis is 8"
  • Minimum difference between minor and major axis is 3-1/2"
  • Made from 1/4" thick phenolic for durability
Type Circle Cutting
4.1 / 5.0
138 Reviews
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Worked great. I got this to make round and oval cutting boards.
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Added Jun 4, 2020
June 4, 2020
Purchased
1 month ago
A OK
Works as intended with large base. Haven't used small base yet.
March 31, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great product works like it is supposed to.
March 13, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
This tool is awesome
Love mine just completed my second round 32" table and placed it on a pedestal base. Looks great .
February 25, 2020
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
ellipse circles router jig
easy to set up and use..i made 3 lazy susans with it so far.
December 11, 2019
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
One thing to be aware of...
One thing to be aware of when considering this product is, as stated on the packaging, "Maximum difference between minor and major axis is 8 inches" As long as you're okay with that, it's a great product. Very happy with my purchase.
November 29, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Worked great easy to use
November 20, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Smooth operation well made
November 15, 2019
Purchased
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Circle Jig
Very easy to use with a very small learning curve. Made a 24” picture frame for a neighbor and it worked great.
24” Puzzle framed using the Rockler circle jig.
24” Puzzle framed using the Rockler circle jig.
October 13, 2019
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
it works very well, and the operation is simple but instructions aren't very good. one thing I learned, use one hand to operate the router and the other to hold down the opposite end of the jig. .
September 27, 2019
Purchased
9 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
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EXCLUSIVE , ONE OF A KIND JIG I WILL FIT TO A BAND SAW AS WELL HAS M ANY APPLICATIONS
mike r on Jun 5, 2020
building a box fan air filter system to use in my basement too clean up the saw dust
James T on May 21, 2020
EXCLUSIVE , ONE OF A KIND JIG I WILL FIT TO A BAND SAW AS WELL HAS M ANY APPLICATIONS
mike r on Jun 5, 2020
wanted to be able to make elliptical shapes
Donald M on May 24, 2020
building a box fan air filter system to use in my basement too clean up the saw dust
James T on May 21, 2020
I needed to cut a circle.
Chris H on May 13, 2020
round projects for wall décor
Jerry R on May 10, 2020
To create large circles with my router.
William B on Apr 18, 2020
Now able to create perfect circles and ellipses in making tabletops.
Jeffrey M on Apr 18, 2020
I need to ct out an ellipse shelf.<br />I just hope the review are true.
Ronald M on Apr 12, 2020
To make elliptical patterns - should be much easier than the follow the dots method
Bob H on Mar 3, 2020
need to make arcs for table legs
Roy S on Feb 22, 2020
to create carving plaques
Chris M on Jan 25, 2020
Continuing my woodworking and the ability for circles and ellipses to be cut.
John F on Jan 2, 2020
I plan on making round and elliptical end/side tables
Paul D on Dec 7, 2019
I was looking for something more efficient and takes takes the guess work out versus the home made jig I have
Scott C on Dec 7, 2019
boyfriend circled item in your catalog
nancy w on Dec 4, 2019
tired of compass use along with cut out and sanding. time to step up
rick k on Dec 1, 2019
To build stuff!
Lenny F on Oct 19, 2019
Need to make a table base in elliptical shape. Best and least expensive option other than making it myself.
Gary W on Oct 17, 2019
Looking to be a little more efficient so I decided to try this item
kevin leger E on Oct 12, 2019
I chose this because I want to be able to use my router to cut circles and ovals in my sign making workshop and I can also use this to make table tops.
R B on Sep 16, 2019
Narrower ovals
Michael D on Aug 28, 2019
experiment with various designs
Alan S on Jul 18, 2019
Have a couple of projects coming up and wanted a simpler and more accurate way to produce an ellipse other than by setting it up manually.
Dan H. on Jul 5, 2019
Plan to use for an arched window I plan doing a stained glass panel insert.
David N on Jun 26, 2019
Need to cut a large circle with my router
Brenda K on Jun 24, 2019
I wanted it
Keith M on Jun 21, 2019
needed for project I'm working on
James W on Jun 14, 2019
Wanted for special projects.
James H on May 28, 2019
I am planning to make ellipse and circular picture frames and circular tops for stools.
Ronnie R on May 17, 2019
Fits by Bosh Router
Richard H on Apr 29, 2019
want to try some things.
Stephen S on Apr 5, 2019
Needed.
Jim on Mar 27, 2019
to cut circles and ellipses
leslie b on Mar 20, 2019
for a up coming project
Charles V on Feb 22, 2019
internet
Jimmy on Feb 11, 2019
needed
ROBERT B B on Feb 10, 2019
for up coming projects
DOUG H on Feb 8, 2019
quality tool and fast service
willie s on Jan 7, 2019
I do not believe he has one of these and the reviews were very positive.
Parker W on Dec 19, 2018
Gift for my brother
Jane S. on Dec 14, 2018
Gift
Leroy W on Nov 28, 2018
Need it for business
Richard S on Nov 21, 2018
My home made one wore out
james o on Nov 21, 2018
Making some circles for a game board
Layne H on Nov 19, 2018
This will help cut larger circles and also oval shapes
Ronald H on Jul 19, 2018
Cut large circles
James J M on Jun 22, 2018
Need to build circle table
Bill K on Jun 21, 2018
custom frames
Karl B on May 21, 2018
Need one
Leslie D on Mar 26, 2018
I need this to make around 100 tables for a restaurant.
Nick B on Mar 8, 2018
wanted to be able to make elliptical shapes
Donald M on May 24, 2020
I needed to cut a circle.
Chris H on May 13, 2020
what is the smallest minor axis and major axis the elliptical jig can make?
JIM D on Oct 30, 2015
will this work without a plunge router?
A shopper on Aug 8, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not do so..a plunge would be best.. I'm sure people have tried to hold down the small end with the pin, and lift up the router off the surface and turn it on & put it down again, but that would scare me silly. Be safe, use a plunge router.
can it be modified to make a larger ellipse (6' 7" major axis)?
Rob W on Apr 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You could make another larger plate out of plexiglass
I have a Triton TRA 001 Router will the 27712 circle jig fit?
A shopper on Aug 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The pre-drilled hole locations won't match, but you can drill the jig base to match the router.
will the jig work with bosch routers?
Mike on Jul 27, 2015
BEST ANSWER: yes it does..i personally use a bosch with it.
i bought a rockler ellipse jig and i went by the directions. every time it jams up in the dovetail groove. do i need to wax the groove?
bruce d on May 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes, waxing the groove can help this. If dovetail keys still seem too tight then sand them slightly on the edges.
Bosch 1617 plunge router that has ~ 6 -11/16" dia. base: i.e. can this jig be drilled to accommodate this popular model?
Dan A on Sep 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I think you will be fine the end that holds the router is 7"
what is the maximum radius for a circle?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The max radius is 52"
I have a Skil 1823 will it work with that?
MaryL on Mar 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I cannot say for sure, but I own multiple types of routers and it has worked with each and everyone of them. I would think the Skil 1823 would be the same.
will the predrilled holes fit the Porter Cable 890 Series?
Pat D on Jul 15, 2015
BEST ANSWER: yes
Hi do you have this jig in the UK?
A shopper on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not have any locations outside the U.S. however you would be able to order on our website www.rockler.com

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What is the recommended method for attaching the jig to the workpiece? The jig appears to have screw holes pre-drilled, but no screws were provided.
rob t on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It has to be screwed down. Do your work from the back side or you will have holes to fill.
how do you keep the discard piece from dropping and thus interfering with the router path?
wayneled86 on Jan 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: elevate the material you're cutting for the oval so the pieces fall below the router bit
Hi, do you know if the DEWALT DWP611PK router will work with the pre-drilled holes?
Ben S on Dec 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, I have a Porter Cable and a Boch. You may have to drill holes.
What is the main difference between this jig and the other Rockler circle jig that sells for 40? Is it that this one makes ellipses?
Aepaul2016 on Nov 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: yes, it will make circles and ellipses
Is it possible to cut ellipse shape around 2750mm on the longest edge X 1350mm on shorter ? With Rockler
Dbenny on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The maximum major access length that this can cut is 52" (1320mm)
How do I cut circles? There are no directions or instructions with the jig.
riverbum on Jul 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: To cut a circle with this jig you only use one of the sliding pins and fasten it down in the center with screws. On this page of our website you can find the instructions on the right hand side of the page just down from the top a bit under the header of Technical Downloads. The last square show how to cut circles.
What size / style bit are people using with this jig?
Mark Z on May 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: All of my bits are 1/2 inch shank and if I am just cutting a circle I use a straight bit anywhere from 1/4 to 1/2 inch in diameter. I have found that if the material that I am cutting is more than 1/2 inch thick, I make cuts in several different depths. It is much easier on the router bit and prevents burns in hard wood.
Interested in purchasing this product, I'm new to woodworking have a bosch router but wondering what type of router bit you would use to cut wood out with?
Christopher L on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A small diameter straight bit. Be sure to make several passes, at least two to three, depending on the material thickness. Good luck
What is the largest size ellipse that can be made with this tool?
Troy C on Apr 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER:
Here are the specifications for the jig.

Maximum length for major axis is 52"
Maximum difference between minor and major axis is 8"
Minimum difference between minor and major axis is 3-1/2"
Can I use this jig to cut a 36x18 ellipse?
Bradley N on Jan 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The maximum difference between minor and major axis is 8".
Does this work with bosch mrp23evs or can it be modified to?
Alexander P on Oct 31, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It works with the Bosch MRC23 series I know , I run porter cable and I just bought a new Festool router but haven’t tried it on it but anything can be modified to work if you put your mind to it .
Anyone know if the Bosch MRC23EVSK is compatible with the Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig #27712 ?
Paul S on May 3, 2019
Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig
Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig
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BEST ANSWER: It should work fine. It is pre-drilled for the following routers: Makita 1100; Milwaukee 5615-5624; DeWalt 616-618; Bosch MRC23 Series, 1617-1618; Ridgid 2930 Combo Kit; Hitachi M12VC (fixed and kit); Porter Cable 690 series, 890 series, 7529, 97529 and 8529 routers or routers with 6" base footprints
I lost one of the keys, can parts be ordered for this?
Erika D on Nov 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Please contact Rockler Technical Support at 800-260-9663 or support@rockler.com for replacement parts
can i use a regular router or does it have to be a plunge router? I don't have a plunge router.
Laurence J on Jan 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Read the list of compatibile routers. I had 4 different routers and I thought one of mine would match the pre-drilled holes. I had to buy a new one, which I don’t mind, less bits and tools to change out. If the holes match and you can adjust the depth of your cut, it will work. For a clean cut you need to be able to take it in small increments to avoid tear out. Theoretically you could re-drill the holes in the jig to fit your router, but unless you are spot on, your cut will be off. Best bet is to have a router off the compatibility list in the description.
will it make a 24x48 in. eclipse table top?
David on Jan 23, 2018
BEST ANSWER: yes this jig should be able to make the elispe you are looking for. 52 inches is the maximum diameter circle.
Are the T-bolts hollowed out so they fit over the pins? What keeps the T-bolts from popping up off the pins? Thanks
Mike G on May 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: T bolts have a chamfer to allow bolt to lay flush in the T block which I believe is threaded. I absolutely love this jig especially for use in oval frames or large diameters. I have built my own in the past but it didn't near as smooth as this! Thx Hope this helps!!

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will this jig fit on a festool router like OF 1010 or OF 1400?
Humpie on Feb 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You may have to drill mounting holes
Will a Bosch Colt Plunge router fit the base or is it a case of drilling the base to fit the router?
Trey H on Nov 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, I had to modify the arm to fit the Colt
Will this fit a Trend T11?
SteveBomford on Apr 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm not familiar with a Trend T-11, the product should list all routers that will fit the unit. If not, contact Rockler.
The router I used on the Ellipse was a Dewalt, it fit fine, no issues
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