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Easily and quickly routs perfect flutes every time.

Rockler Router Fluting Jig

Item #
28636
Rating:
88% 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
Manufacturer Part Number No
Weight 4.1000
Tech Spec

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Tech Docs
Type Fluting
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
4.4 / 5.0
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Save yourself a lot of hassle.
I highly recommend this jig. It really made the restoration of these fluted columns simple.
First flutes.
Jigged up.
Before
Highest work completed. I'm very happy with this tool. It simplified this fluting detail 100%!
August 7, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works extremely well. Would have saved a lot of mahogany if I had bought this sooner.
July 28, 2018
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very good
Very good Very good Very good.
The product is so good ...We are training your products ... .
April 1, 2018
Purchased
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Just finished 20 flutes on 4 pilasters for a mantle. I am a first time user. This jig is extremely easy to set up and use. Had to drill new holes to fit my router. No problem. I would highly recommend this jig for beginners or for experts.
January 25, 2018
Purchased
8 months ago
Easy setup, Worked great.
December 28, 2017
Purchased
9 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works very well
July 12, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
The product was great great customer service they know what they're talking about used it a couple times already
December 3, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Really enjoyed the new gig. Works like a top. Wouldn't take nothing for it.
October 20, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great jig right out of the box!
The jig worked great, right out of the box with an older porter cable router. No adjustments needed!
August 1, 2016
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Beginner
Easy to use
This jig is every thing i wanted to make some fluted columns.
July 14, 2016
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
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
I will be making a number of bookcases with fluted case frames.
Dick on Apr 26, 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 H 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
NEED TO MAKE SOME GROVES AND THIS CAUGHT MY EYE. IF IT WORKS AS DESCRIBED I WILL BE BEYOND HAPPY.
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
Love the idea! Looks like it makes life real easy for carpenter work when doing wood fluting!
Azell C on Dec 31, 2015
Should be faster to use than my Tracsaw and router attachment.
Dale K. R on Dec 28, 2015
I've wanted a router bit hat would cut three 1/2 inch flutes for styles in furniture that I build, but could only find a bit that cuts two. This jig solved my problem.
Mike W on Dec 16, 2015
Making my own trim for cabinets
bruce s on Dec 1, 2015
Excellent jig to make fluting jobs, perfect.
Fernando S on Nov 9, 2015
great jig love it
Anthony N on Nov 1, 2015
I like your design of the jig and I want to put 3 to 4 flutes per casing on the windows and doors... evenly and I was concerned about getting the flutes spaced and stops on my router table.
randy k on Oct 18, 2015
only one I could find
David L on Oct 7, 2015
Store bought leaves much room for creativity.
Vince L on Sep 20, 2015
I received it in my email and it was on sale
Richard S on Sep 20, 2015
I have an upcoming project that will require fluted panels -- having a jig will make the job go faster.
EEWdad on Sep 20, 2015
wanted to be able to create my own fluted trim. Also the first use and trim I created myself paid for the jig and then some compared to buying ready made trim.
William S on Aug 19, 2015
I make a lot of custom grills and I find this to be a big time saver
Levi B on Aug 18, 2015
Convenience
John M on Aug 17, 2015
this is really slick. if you do this kind of work. GET IT!
STAN K on Aug 13, 2015
This is the simplest and accurate fluting jig I have found.
Ricky C on Aug 9, 2015
To make this task a little simpler and easily recreate items that I've built before.
Richard B on Jul 3, 2015
It looks like it will work for what I need to do.
Larry R on Jun 24, 2015
projects
ruben r on Jun 14, 2018
Saw it advertised/demonstrated in a YouTube video and it looked like just what I needed.
Christopher C on Apr 25, 2018
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.
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,
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 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.