Rockler Compact Router Mortise Centering Base

Rockler Compact Router Mortise Centering Base

There’s no denying the versatility of today’s compact routers with plunge bases, and Rockler is expanding their potential even further with the new Router Mortise Centering Base. Its concept is simple: attach the clear base to your router, and a pair of pins underneath straddle either side of a workpiece. Give the router a slight twist in hand to snug the pins against the workpiece faces, and they center the router bit automatically for routing mortises.

The brass pins for this ¼-in. acrylic base screw into various threaded inserts to adapt it for a range of stock thicknesses up to 4 in. They also have nylon guide sleeves that rotate on the pins for smooth-sliding operation. The center hole in the base measures 1-1/4-in. in diameter, so it suits a full range of straight or spiral bit sizes.

Selling for $19.99, Rockler’s Compact Router Mortise Centering Base (item 57523) is pre-drilled to fit the mounting hole patterns of DeWALT, Porter-Cable and Bosch compact routers. Here’s an inexpensive item that could be worth adding to your woodworking wish list this holiday season.



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