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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
125 Reviews
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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
1 month 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
1 month ago
Worked just as advertised right out of the box.
September 17, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Circle around.
This jig is a great idea. I love using it when I get a chance.
August 21, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worked perfect
Love it! I just wish it came with all the screws you need to secure it to a board. Once I figured that out it was very easy to use and the circle came out perfect! I haven’t tried the ellipse yet but will soon.
July 16, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
works good
good product, easy to use.
July 8, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Ellipse Jig Worked Flawlessly
I needed to cut a 46" X 30" ellipse for a sign I am making for our Church. I have purchased other Rockler jigs in the past and was always impressed with their quality and durability so I thought I would try the ellipse jig. I also had to purchase the large base for the jig, as the ellipse I needed was too large for the included small base. However, once I had the necessary components assembled the jig worked as easy or easier than advertised!
July 5, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
ellipse router
it was a snap to work the tool, it did a great job with let effort
June 13, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great.
Works like a charm. We are using it to cut ellipticals for epoxy art, also for picture and mirror frames.
June 7, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Very good!
Worked really well but when I received the unit it looked weathered or oxidized on the track slots. I used a little paste wax and it made the pieces slide nice and smooth although the mdf dust got collected on it. I’m fairly new to using a router but I’m very pleased with the ease of use and results of my project. I would recommend this to someone else for sure.
May 28, 2019
Purchased
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
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Why did you choose this?
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Looking to be a little more efficient so I decided to try this item
kevin leger E on Oct 12, 2019
Narrower ovals
Michael D on Aug 28, 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
jim petrocelli E 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
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.
Floyd 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
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
experiment with various designs
Alan S on Jul 18, 2019
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: Yes it will. I have used both styles and have not had any problems.
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"
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"
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
Can I make a 9cm Circle or less, with this article ?
Juan Diego S on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: no
I need an elliptical jig that will cut an oval a minimum of 48"wide, will this jig do the trick?
Steve W on Jan 1, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It will cut a true ellispe that is over 48" wide long. The real question is the different between the length amd width. If there will be a difference greater than 7" you'll need to order the bigger base (will allow up to 14" difference) along with this jig.
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.
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