I am upgrading to a Jessem router lift and got a template that I
thought matched the base. The template is actually 1/4" wider on all
sides and requires 3/4" OD template guide on a 1/2" straight cut router
bit to cut correctly. I just grabbed a 1/2" straight with a 1/2" top
bushing and made a contribution to my scrap pile.
Can anyone think of a good reason the template is designed like this? I
am very curious for the reasoning.
Also where is such a bit to be found?