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Rockler Router Fluting Jig

Easily and quickly routs perfect flutes every time.
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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.


  • 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
92 Reviews
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This jig works great ! Easy to set up an calibrate ... would gladly recommend..
October 17, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
The fluting jig works very well. Makes the project look more finished.
October 12, 2019
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
saved me alot of money
This saved me a lot of money in molding as I am changing all molding and base boards in the house
August 27, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Time saver with professional reaults
Nice tool. Well priced. Built to last. Easy to use.
Some modification to the face plate to except my router but was pretty simple
Results were good.   Easy to use the jig.  Saved me a lot of time.
August 27, 2019
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent product
I built a jig years ago that worked well. Saw this and thought it looked good... I was wrong,. it's great!!! Only complaint was it needed to be modified to do column corners... simple 5 minute fix.
July 20, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great tool
This. Is a real gem, makes fluting easier than falling off a slippery rock.
July 17, 2019
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Accurate and very easy to use. Be sure to use a sharp bit and do not stop in the pass that you make as the bit will leave a mark.
July 15, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fluting Jig
I am making a dining room table that is a replica of a Charles Rennie Mackintosh design. The legs are slotted and I used to fluting jig to create the slots. I made a jig to hold the legs and to provide stops for the fluting jig. The results are better than I had hoped for and it took about 1/4 the time that I thought it would to make the legs. Easy to set up and use - recommended.
June 2, 2019
8 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Works really nice, very happy with it.
April 22, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Great jig
Wobbly on smaller pieces. I was routing a 3" wide piece and had to add two support pieces to stabilize it.
April 22, 2019
7 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
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 it for future projects.
J. Alexander C on Jul 30, 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
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
Stevie P 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
Judith S on Sep 8, 2016
internet search and ease of use per the video
Tad M on Sep 6, 2016
saw it on a u tube vidieo
Kelly R on Aug 28, 2016
This jig makes it much easier to make fluting on the fronts of my projects than by doing it by hand.
Roger E on Aug 1, 2016
This was another Rockler jig that made my project shine by helping me build columns for my project at the Salinas Municipal Airport. Thanks!
Jeffrey T on Jul 22, 2016
I have an upcoming cabinet project and this looks like an improvement over using my router table. We'll see.
Ronald S on Jul 19, 2016
I have been doing wood working almost all my life, in some form or fashion. I am hoping this fluting jig will make a good addition to my shop.
Melvin C on Jul 16, 2016
looked easy to use
Paul V on Jul 12, 2016
Needed for a home project.
Dennis B on Apr 29, 2016
Making custom moulding
Joseph K on Mar 17, 2016
I do my own fluted trim pieces.
emily M on Jan 22, 2016
It looked like a well made jig and easy to set up and use.
Paul S on Jan 1, 2016
Need for future projects
J. Alexander C on Jul 30, 2019
Ratings and own other rockler equipment
william m on Jun 2, 2019
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
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.
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,
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: never had an occasion to use short flutes all of my building is in pilasters for a column with a capital and a base
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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