Palm Router Bases
Improve control and expand the utility of small routers with these versatile upgrades.
A palm router has become the go-to tool for many routing tasks. It’s light, and easy to control, but powerful enough for most jobs. The only problem is that the base is small and provides limited support when working close to the edge of a workpiece. The router base you see here is designed to address this issue. The wide baseplate provides stability, which helps keep the router from tipping during use. And to ensure an accurate cut, there’s a micro-adjustment feature that allows you to fine tune the bit location. There’s even an option for routing along contoured edges. Some simple shop-made hardware is the key. And as a bonus, you’ll find plans for a shop-made router trammel. Perfect, accurately sized circles will be a snap.
SELECT YOUR PLAN PACKAGE
- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 7 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 25 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Full-size patterns
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.