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Router Bit change made EASY!

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Project by NickyP posted 11-28-2020 06:38 PM 770 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Years ago I bought a couple of 2HP routers from Harbor Freight for under $40 each. I use them as dedicated routers set to make through & half-blind dovetails for drawers. Well the problem with these routers are they do not sit flat when turned up-side-down (picture 2) to adjust/change the bit. Chalk up another HF design flaw but what do you expect for the price. The inconvenience of this has never sat right with me so I decided to make a jig to hold the router. As you can see in the 1st picture the router sits in one of my “Router Rest” on the right https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/94244 with the jig on the left.

The cord of the router slips through the back of the jig (picture 3) and the jig has a lip on each side to clamp it down so the router can sit securely for changing bits (picture 4). A top view (picture 5) shows the small wood pieces that support the rounded router top from rocking back and forth along with two holes that a pencil will fit through to release the two wrenches held by magnets located in the base of the jig (picture 6).

-- -- "Never underestimate the power of a kind word, a good deed, or a table saw."





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FirehouseWoodworking

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#1 posted 11-28-2020 08:17 PM

Great jig! Well thought out and explained. I’ve got to make one of these for myself! Well done!

Cheers!

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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#2 posted 11-28-2020 09:15 PM

Great job!

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tyvekboy

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#3 posted 11-29-2020 12:03 AM

Great idea. That gives me an idea for another router bit removing jig. Thanks.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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