Could you elaborate a little on the problems you were having and how the
bases fixed them? I have a bosch that has a few problems (bits are not
square to the base) and i'm wondering if that's one of the problems you had
and if the new base fixed it.
Hi Mike, I can see your problem with the router. I had difficulty achieving
a good dovetail fit(half-blind) with my PC dovetail jig. My problem was that
my when placed bit up, the router base has a slight 'peak" in the center.
This tended to allow the router to rock from true vertical. In my case it
made consistent results impossible and bit depth adjustments useless. Just
to mention, the bases from Pat Warner solved that and they are transparent
which turns out to be more beneficial that I would have believed. The base
also allows the Bosch to use PC template guides which offers minimum
obstruction to viewing the bit in use. In my case they were well worth the
cost, and I would do it again in a heartbeat..
"Mike Dembroge" <mike_dembroge_deleteMe email@example.com> wrote in message
Router Guru who also makes and sells router accessories - mainly
bases for the various brands and models - but jigs as well,
or in kit form. Stops by this group periodically and answers
about routers, router jigs etc. His stuff is very close to
shop precision - which is to say - very good. I have his offset
on my Dewalt 621 plunge router and it solves the small stock base
tippyness problem when hand held doing edge work.
I have one of his offset bases on a PC 690. The offset is so small that one
of the stock knobs has to be removed to clear the knob in the base (by
design). The stability difference is like night and day and, because of the
small size, the base really doesn't get in the way or feel cumbersome. Best
on the market, IMO.
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