DIY D-Handle For Router - Made Yours Yet?

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Forum topic by redSLED posted 10-26-2013 06:35 PM 1617 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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10-26-2013 06:35 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router d-handle diy

With the growing popularity of the router “D-handle” which improves hand-routering control among its converts, the following question was inevitable:

Anyone out there made their own D-handle to attach to a router, or thinking about doing so? Ideas and comments?

Clearly this covers D-handle interest for cheap SOB’s like me who don’t want to spend around $75-100 or more on an OEM D-handle/base. And yes, I know routers are potentially dangerous high-speed cutting bit, gyroscopic-momentum hand-held machines whose designs shouldn’t be altered by ape-intelligence fools – so the safety police (you know who you are) need not scoldingly address the issue. Many of us make table saw and router jigs, so I figure the idea of a DIY D-handle attachment would be a reasonable and common-sense undertaking IMO.

I initially imagined old handsaw handles attached with hose clamps to fixed base routers somehow, but I’m sure others have different creative ideas. Another use for old leather belts perhaps?

Attached googled pic below to get things started.

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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#1 posted 10-30-2013 02:33 AM

Never thought of making one myself. I like the design of that set up, don’t like the plastic base and plywood though. If the base were aluminum and the handle were hardwood I’d use it. Might make one now.

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