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Rockler Ellipse/Circle Router Jig

Item #
27712
Rating:
80% 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
Manufacturer Part Number N/A
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
Tech Docs
Type Circle Cutting
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Handy jig every craftsman should have!
I make signs as a hobby and sometimes for profit.
Before purchasing this jig I did like most cut the ellipse with a saw and sanded the edges which was a lot of work.
Now the ellipses are smooth and uniform requiring little sanding,
This truly has improved the quality of my work and reduced the amount of finishing time.
July 13, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Perfect ellipse
Great. Cut a perfect ellipse the first time I used it.
June 5, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great Jig
Took a little testing to get the ellipsis I wanted and once I got the technique it was easy to do and replicate.
I cut two perfect 42” ellipsis for two twin beds headboards using the jig and large base.
I cut two perfect 42” ellipsis for two twin beds headboards using the jig and large base.
May 22, 2018
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Fantastic
The jig worked excellent! I am very pleased with the results
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Added Apr 3, 2018
April 3, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
ellipse router jig
After a few trial runs, love it.
February 26, 2018
Purchased
7 months ago
Very happy
I looked at some of the reviews and I sure do not have the same problems. Mine is really very well made. The slides work quite smooth. I have no problems what so ever with this tool. It has made my wood sign making so much easier. Thank you.
January 17, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Bought both items for husbands Christmas. I'm sure he'll be thrilled.
December 19, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Easy to use - well designed:
Extremely happy with the design and functionality..
December 10, 2017
Purchased
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Circle Cutting Excellence
This product did exactly what it is design to do. I have not cut and ellipse yet but I am feeling confident it will work. I used it for the first time to cut a 30" diameter circle. It easily did the job. The only negative is I had to drill new mounting holes to mount my Craftsman router. Not a big chore.
November 14, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Didn't want to take the time to make an ellipse jig so I ordered Rocklers. Cut a perfect table top on the first try. Some reviews mentioned some slop that would ruin a project. I did not have any deflection or slop.
September 19, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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This will help cut larger circles and also oval shapes
Ronald H on Jul 19, 2018
Need to build circle table
Bill K on Jun 21, 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
Saw your add on youtube
Paul A on Mar 5, 2018
Cause I wanted it
Jimmy T on Mar 3, 2018
winter work in the cellar.
joe d on Feb 6, 2018
I want to make a wooden Frisbee.
Brian M on Jan 25, 2018
It looks like a good jig
Danny H on Jan 2, 2018
This will be used for sign making also picture frames with some carving on them. The oval is something I can't do at this time and this will make it so much more simple and faster. Thanks.
Floydster on Dec 25, 2017
Have used a homemade jig in the past. Decided to try this jig to see if I could get better results.
Ross M on Dec 17, 2017
I have some really old pictures of my mother in the ellipse frame from back in the early 1900's and I want the create a frame to put a picture of my Dad that would match. Since my mother died when I was born and we never got to meet this would be special to have them framed up together.
Warren S on Dec 15, 2017
My wife paint pictures on plywood and this is just the right jig to cut out ellipse plywood for her to paint on
DAVID R on Dec 14, 2017
Son picked it out
Beverly S on Dec 7, 2017
saw it being used on/in Popular Woodworking magazine
Joe R on Nov 27, 2017
HAVE A LARGE CIRCLE TO MAKE
John O on Nov 1, 2017
I want to make furniture
carl l on Oct 17, 2017
I have one already And it needed to be replaced
David B on Sep 26, 2017
Best product for the money
Dave P on Aug 31, 2017
Upcoming project.
Thomas S on Aug 4, 2017
I need something to cut the round in smooth cut. It is what I am looking for small and large size.
Nancy C on Jun 26, 2017
T0 use to make oval picture frames for my wife who paints.
Nathen G on Jun 5, 2017
To make round and oval frames for my wife's stained glass projects.
Morris M on Jun 3, 2017
to make round bases and an occasional oval base
Mike on Apr 9, 2017
wood table work
Zhe M on Apr 9, 2017
I want to be able to cut larger circles and ovals in making dining room tables. This jig will help me do that.
Brian P on Mar 24, 2017
need it to make oval signs
Snap happy on Mar 22, 2017
Needed for home workshop projects.
Ronnie P on Feb 21, 2017
I needed something dead on accurate for circles and ellipses and this fits the bill.
Allyn B on Feb 15, 2017
Basic tool for ellipse /circle building.
Pete L on Feb 13, 2017
Needed a good jig. It worked really well when I used it.
Patrick W on Feb 11, 2017
Needed a quick way to cut out perfect circles, larger than my other tools could easily handle.
Barry P on Jan 16, 2017
To enhance router options in the shop.
Chris P on Jan 1, 2017
need it for work.
Jose S on Dec 22, 2016
Project specific solution
Richard L on Dec 3, 2016
Great product at 50% off! Can't beat that!
Bryant J on Dec 3, 2016
make my job easier
lloyd e on Dec 2, 2016
not is the price a good one ;I have been trying to make a ellipse picture frame for some time and it will make a big difference when I need to make a circle or an ellipse.
828ken v on Dec 1, 2016
We have been making clocks with a face that is a circle and my husband made his own jog but thought this would help immensely.
Alice D on Nov 30, 2016
It was on sale, and I thought it would give my husband a wider variety of options when making gifts for people.
Gaye C on Nov 29, 2016
To be able to make free hand routed signs other than just square or rectangle borders.
Roy S on Nov 29, 2016
Need to route circles and ellipses.
Alex M on Nov 29, 2016
Future Project
Robert Z on Nov 28, 2016
I chose this because it will make creating circles much easier.
Ruth R on Nov 28, 2016
Add to tool chest to enhance wood working options.
Paul T on Nov 28, 2016
Need to cut various sized circles
DWIGHT D on Nov 28, 2016
Currently have need of a circle jig for a project I am beginning and have never owned one before. Have used Rockler products in the past and have always been very satisfied with quality and service.
Scott W on Nov 28, 2016
Need an ellipse/circle cutting router jig.
Kenneth L on Nov 28, 2016
Cut large circles
James J M on Jun 22, 2018
custom frames
Karl B on May 21, 2018
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
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?
MICHAEL 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"
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: I'm so sorry to say that I have not had the time to use the circle guide, nor do I own the router in question.
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, be careful when purchasing such jigs some can cut Circles and Ellipses while others simply layout/cut Circles

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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 maximum radius for a circle?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The max radius is 52"
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 S 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
Can I make a 9cm Circle or less, with this article ?
Juan Diego S on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: no
I have a craftsman router model no. 320.27680. Will 27712 circle jig fit?
George W on Nov 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You will have to drill new holes to hold the craftman router.
The hole pattern on the circle jig is a equilateral triangle with 4" OC spacing
Will this fit on my Porter Cable Model 7539 Plunge Router?
Daniel B on Nov 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hey Daniel, this jig will only fit on routers with a 6 inch base and I believe the 7539 porter cable has a 7 inch base hop this helps.
Will this cut an arc 42 inches long that rises 1.5 inches in the middle?
michael A on Nov 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No
Does it accept Ryobi plunge routers?
Mark L on Oct 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It worked w/ my ryobi fixed base router- not a perfect fit but just fine.