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Rockler Router Fluting Jig

Easily and quickly routs perfect flutes every time.
Item #
28636
Rating:
90% of 100

Repetitive flutes are a great way to add style to columns, molding or furniture parts, but machining them can be a true test of patience. Fortunately, this innovative jig makes it fast and easy to rout perfect flutes with even spacing — every time. Two low-friction, underside rails straddle your work piece, allowing the jig to slide smoothly along boards up to 9-1/2" wide, which is wide enough to cut flutes evently spaced over 8'' wide. The router mounts to a pre-drilled acrylic centerpiece, which slides laterally to rout out flute after flute. Scales on the centerpiece and writable/erasable indexing surfaces make setup simple.


Features:

  • Pre-drilled to fit most routers on the market.
  • Easy to custom drill for non-standard routers.
  • Zero mark on scales aligns with center of bit.
  • Built with MDF, aluminum and phenolic for long lasting durability.

Directions for Use:
1. Attach your router.
2. Mark for your flutes on the yellow pad.
3. "Zero out" the metal scale with your first mark.
4. Lock down the acrylic base.
5. Plough out the flute.
6. Slide the base to your next mark, lock it down, plough another flute...and so on until your piece is done!

(1) Jig base
(1) Acrylic router plate
(2) Plate guides with write/erase surface
(1) Adjustable fence
(1) Fixed fence
(2) Scales
(2) Adjustable fence knobs
(2) Router plate knobs
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 4.1000
Tech Spec

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Type Fluting
4.5 / 5.0
106 Reviews
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Fluting Jig
It is what I exactly need and didn't found in Europe. I'm very happy with this tool. I'm looking forward for more Rockler items.
April 21, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Fluting Away
Love this jig works great for my needs faster work flow Thanks
April 3, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
This fluting jig made me look like i knew what i was doing. It made my columns look extradionary. I would very much recommend.
March 22, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Overall good
Works well but the pre-drilled holes didn’t fit my popular Ryobi router. That’s not a huge issue but it would be nice to have some method to center the plastic when drilling your own mounting holes.
March 15, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Worked as described. Needed to redrill mounting holes fit to Bosch Router
March 11, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Make fluting almost effortless. Highly recommend.
Made routing flutes very painless and accurate. Easy to use once set up on the included plate. I did have to drill new holes to fit the Bosch 1617 router, but worked like charm once setup and blocks for stops were positioned.
Would highly recommend.
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March 3, 2020
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great Jig
The rockler fluting is a great tool. It made fluting my window casing so much easier. The set up was super simple and the jig was easy to use. This tool will take my trim work to another level.
March 2, 2020
Nice jig!
Nice jig! Works awesome.
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February 20, 2020
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
This jig is amazing, highly recommend this jig
February 1, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
Gorgeous item
January 9, 2020
Purchased
5 months ago
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
I need to reproduce some trim in my house
Edward P on May 26, 2020
I am currently remodeling a room in our Victorian house and the window and door casings are plain. Though I can’t get the exact design of the rest of the room’s to match, I wanted to have a design that would reflect the era. The fluted mill work at the home improvement store’s aren’t wide enough and I’m considering using the original 5-1/2” width boards to flute providing I can strip the the old paint off. May just make new ones.
Greg H on Apr 21, 2020
I need to reproduce some trim in my house
Edward P on May 26, 2020
I need to make some fluted columns for my new fireplace
Eugene S on May 5, 2020
I am currently remodeling a room in our Victorian house and the window and door casings are plain. Though I can’t get the exact design of the rest of the room’s to match, I wanted to have a design that would reflect the era. The fluted mill work at the home improvement store’s aren’t wide enough and I’m considering using the original 5-1/2” width boards to flute providing I can strip the the old paint off. May just make new ones.
Greg H on Apr 21, 2020
You tube video
jeffrey t on Feb 23, 2020
This item will enhance the quality of projects I make for my family and friends
Richard M on Feb 13, 2020
I am going to use the Fluting Jig to make very fancy wands.
John R on Feb 12, 2020
I prefer to make my own flutes. This tool will allow me to do so - custom make by my own design.
DOROTHY P on Feb 11, 2020
Kitchen and Home-Office detail woodworking.
Jim G on Jan 18, 2020
Greater aesthetic qualities on a wide variety of projects, and to increase the joy of woodworking!
J R on Jan 16, 2020
Have an upcoming project needing repetitive, evenly spaced flutes and with the sale price of 25% off, it helped justify the purchase thru hoped for time savings and quality end results.
DOUGLAS B on Jan 10, 2020
I needed a way to flute an oak board to match one previously purchased at a big box store, but the product was no longer available. This jig looked like an easy way to get the desired result.
R M on Dec 20, 2019
Because I need a way of customizing a fluted archway column from scratch and this jig and fixture seems appropriate for the job.
Robert B on Nov 26, 2019
Looks to be better quality than some of the others I've seen. Should be perfect for my project.
James D on Aug 23, 2019
Need for future projects
J. Alexander C on Jul 30, 2019
Need it for future projects.
J. Alexander C on Jul 30, 2019
Ratings and own other rockler equipment
william m on Jun 2, 2019
It's the jig I need to make wood hot pads first pass on one side, then flip and quarter turn and make another run each 1/2 depth of wood.
Ross H on Apr 25, 2019
To make custom door way moldings.
Gary K on Apr 3, 2019
I depend on Rockler to have good products. Have a custom project to do for a museum.
DICK H on Mar 29, 2019
For a up coming job
Doug W on Mar 25, 2019
recommended by friend
Stevenson S on Feb 22, 2019
looks like good product
Callen A on Feb 21, 2019
I would like to do some fluting on some stair posts I'm building and this is easier than making a jig.
Shane B on Feb 19, 2019
Need to make a table leg with precisely cut details and this jig should simplify the task.
Gary C on Feb 12, 2019
Looks easier and quicker than my homemade jig.
Wade C on Feb 10, 2019
On sale and want to try to make some vents for cabinet design
Ken D on Feb 8, 2019
i need that tool
rick A on Feb 7, 2019
apply fluting to bookcase.
Z E on Jan 14, 2019
I think this tool will help with future projects.
Robert A on Dec 16, 2018
To use as a flattening sled
Kirk M on Nov 3, 2018
Project I'm working on requires a lot of flutting. Doing it on a router table didn't look professional, so this jig should make a big difference.
Don B on Jul 6, 2018
projects
ruben r on Jun 14, 2018
I will be making a number of bookcases with fluted case frames.
Dick on Apr 26, 2018
Saw it advertised/demonstrated in a YouTube video and it looked like just what I needed.
Christopher C on Apr 25, 2018
Custom box tops. Actually was just getting ready to make a similar jig. Yay Rockler!
Edward E on Mar 19, 2018
We plan to make some furniture with fluting and think the jig will make the operation much smoother.
Cecelia S on Mar 3, 2018
New Project
Roger R on Mar 3, 2018
I have a small project in which I want to add flutes to a face board, but did not want to spend the money on a router table....and this looked easier.
Wayne S on Jan 3, 2018
It looks like a good jig
Danny H on Jan 2, 2018
expand the skill set
Richard T on Dec 9, 2017
needed to make flutes in my next project.
JOHN D on Sep 3, 2017
For a project I am working on for my daughter
Steven L on Jun 22, 2017
Looks like a cool tool. Going to give it a go to see what I can do with cabinet doors and the like.
ROBERT M on Jan 21, 2017
very good and accurate jig
Wayne D on Dec 25, 2016
Great product
Larry J on Dec 20, 2016
An easier method of making flutes
Paul on Dec 10, 2016
gift for my husband ( I am NOT Steve!) My husband, Nicholas Denman's hobby is woodworking
Steve D on Nov 30, 2016
to build a surround around fire place and a built-in
punch line on Nov 23, 2016
Works as advertised. More than happy with it.
Larry G on Nov 16, 2016
to make flutes on my projects
Mark F on Oct 6, 2016
I need to make some fluted columns for my new fireplace
Eugene S on May 5, 2020
You tube video
jeffrey t on Feb 23, 2020
Hi what is the minimum stock it can handle? Thanks
Robert P on Dec 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I would not go small than about 3/4" wide although it appears the bit will go almost to the edge
can it cut flutes at a 45 degree angle?
paul r on Apr 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes you could but I see no advantage in using the jig. I would make a guide that would slide up and down the pilaster with the guide edge at 45 degrees. Run the route hand held along the face. Mark the flute incrementally along one side of the pilaster. Clamp the guide each time you flute.
Can this jig be used to make flutes for arched casing. And if yes, what is the minimum radius?
Doug B on Jan 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It could be used for an arched casing but you'd have to modify the jig. The OEM side stops are designed for straight cuts and won't follow an arc. You'd have to replace them with your own design for a roller bearing stop or a solid stop shaped like a pointer with a small contact area where it meets the wood. This will take some ingenuity but shouldn't be too hard to do.
what brand router works with?
howard g on Dec 14, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It worked with my Porta cable 7539 plunge router. The 3 pre drilled holes lined right up. How ever when I tried my craftsman router it did not. I had to drill three holes and counter sink to make it work.
Has anyone had problems with the screws that hold the aluminum rails to the base plate vibrating loose and if so would lock-tite be a good solution?
Geoff D on Nov 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I bought this jig about a year ago and it has been extensively used. I have not had any problems with the screws and vibrations. In general Loc-Tight type adhesives work well on metal to metal "joints" as anti-vibration. Certainly worth giving a try. The adhesive is available in various strengths so it might be best to start with a lower strength option if you need to remove the screws for any reason. Mike B
Is there a list of router models that fit this jig without having to drill new holes in the base plate?
jim s on Oct 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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, 890, 7529, 97529 and 8529
Can it cut slots trough of MDF 1/2 inch for make holes for cover radiator?
Miguel on May 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: You can but you need to do it in multiple passes as indicated by others. Make sure to elevate the piece you are cutting for the last pass to go all the way through.
Will this fit Makita 1101 router?
Toot on Oct 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Have no idea I have all porter cable routers sorry can not help
I have a Craftsman 14 amp router, will the jig fit my router? Also is it hard to drill new holes if need be for the router?
Rick A on Feb 28, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't have the same router that you have, but the fluting jig should be adaptable to any router. As far as drilling new hole, you just take thevbaseplate off your router and use its holes to align any new holes to be drilled. Once you get your router mounted you will love this fluting jig. I used to measure ever flute and try align the router bit to each mark. The jug makes that all unnecessary and saves tons of time. Good Luck !
Most fluted pieces have a taper at each end of each flute. This isn't addressed in any of the reviews, the description, or the video. Any tips?
mcguire james on Sep 11, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Flutes are made by a round cutter. When the cutter is placed into the start and end of the flute it naturally leaves a "taper" at each end.
For cutting flutes into a relatively small piece (12" square for a hot pad) how do you put a "stop" on the length of the flute? Same is true with a longer piece; the instructions are lacking in that aspect.
Jim A on Jun 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: measure the distance between the thickest part of the router bit and the end of the jig plate. Put your stop block at that measurement on your work piece.
Can this jig be use with all routers and trimmers?
Brondy V on Jul 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: works great with the porter cable 690 series,
Can It cut slots in a row in a piece of MDF size 50 inch (w) by 22 (H)?
Miguel on May 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The height of 22" would not be a problem. The jig will adjust to a maximum of 9 1/2" wide. To go wider you would need to add some guides to the work piece.
Can this be used w/ a Bosch Palm Router? I know the base can be drilled but wondered if there is a minimum size router??
Walrus on Apr 21, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I'm using a Porter- Cable trim router. Can't see why a Bosch trim router wouldn't work
Will this work with Dewalt DWP611 or the DW616 ?
Matt M on Apr 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will. Will work with any plunge router.
It appears that this can also be used to cut mortises. Has anyone tried this?
Carl S on Jan 17, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I kind of doubt you’d be happy with the mortise made on this jig. The jig is designed to cut flutes with a rounded router bit. It does not have any controls for prescision lengths of cut. I think you would be much happier with a mortise jig that can cut more precision mortise cuts.
Can you cut the flute across the width of a board from one side to the other or is there a better way to finish the groove?
Rick A on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is not advisable to go across the grain of any wood with router bits due to splinter out. However you can do it with MDF
Fluting Jig Instructions replacement?
Thomas S on Sep 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: In the upper right-hand corner of the Rockler web page you can enter the item number of this product (28636). This will bring you to the product page.

Scroll down and watch the right-hand half of the page for the section titled "Technical Downloads".

The underlined line below that section title can be clicked on, and it will show the instructions for the Fluting Jig.
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