Has anyone used pat Warners offset router base in the Dewalt DW621 or other router

I just bougt a DW621 router and was wondering if anyone has used Pat Warners offset base. Also has anyone actually tried to make one of these bases.
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snipped-for-privacy@sympatico.ca wrote in

I have one for the PC 690 series and like it. I also bought his round base, for use with a DT jig.
At the prices Pat charges for these, I don't think I could justify the time to build one, and get it right. Very reasonable, considering the excellent accuracy, and the completeness of the kit. Pat is also another one of those rare people with whom it is a joy to do business.
Patriarch
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I have a couple of his bases for the 690. (a) His prices are reasonable, the quality superb. (b) I like patronizing small shops like his.
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I have round and offset bases for my PC 690, as well as my DeWalt 618B3 router (the 3 is for the 3 bases it comes with). I have a round and offset for both the fixed and plunge bases. I also bought his edge guide for the PC 690 and it is wonderful.
I couldn't recommend his products to you enough, and as the others have said, Pat is a great person to do business with.
Mike

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I bought a used router that had one on it.
I like it for what I paid for it (nothing) but wouldn't pay full price for it. There are a few applications in which it does give better stability, but just as many where it is simply in the way; so unless you have two router or want to be changing it...
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Actually I just received the DW621 offset and circular bases from Warner a couple weeks ago. I like both of them. I thought about making one, too. His appears to be CNC milled and is incredibly clean. Acrylic is relatively cheap though, and you could screw up many times before you get it right and probably still save some money in the end. But I opted to avoid the headache.
Brian.

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Now tell me. How would you know the difference between CNC and conventional milling?

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You're right, I don't. Poor wording. But I assume if he does reasonable volume, he has access to CNC machinery. I used to do alot of acrylic work with people in the aquarium industry, and it paid to farm out to CNC operators.
Brian.

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Brian wrote:

Two countersunk holes at fairly precise locations, the hole for the bit as close to perfectly centered on the bit's long axis centerline as well as a constant radius semicircle, also centered precisely on half of the outside edge - not trivial to do. If you're going to make one that allows using router collars things get even harder. This kind of precision is normally in the skills sets of most woodworkers.
Spend the money and use all the time and frustration you've skipped to make something nice with wood.
charlie b
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I've never used Pat's base but I have one that I made. Works great.

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And did you use CNC or conventional milling?
Jay

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Neither.

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Jay Knepper wrote...

I've made a few router bases (including two in acrylic). My first ones were made years ago using only woodworking tools. They worked well enough.
On the last four or five, I used a manual mill (the only kind I own -- so far! (G)). On the mill, it is easy to locate the holes accurately enough, especially with the DRO. The drill press can be pressed into service for the job, but it requires much greater skill and care to achieve the desired accuracy.
Cheers!
Jim
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I have not used the base, but have built a very good fence to his design. In fact, after seeing it for sale on his site I emailed him and asked if plans were available. He directed me to the past issue of FWW, which I aquired and built to. I consider this rather gracious, since Pat unselfishly gave up a sale to help me out.
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Gary DeWitt wrote:

Those of us who believe in "What goes around, comes around" (*) know that you have to do things like that from time to time. <g>
-- Mark
(*) Sowing & Reaping for the Biblically inclined.
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With my experience w. Mr. Warner, I'm not surprised. Strikes me as a "class act".
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