Rockler Woodworking and Hardware introduced two new compact router accessories, an ellipse and circle jig and a mortise-centering base.
The ellipse and circle jig eliminates the excessive math and measuring previously required to mark and rout all round and arcing shapes, and also the steady skill required to follow the markings routing freehand to produce a smoothly machined circle or ellipse, according to the company.
The mortise-centering base provides a solid base for centering mortises in stock up to 4" thick. Once the base is attached to the compact router, it employs two indexing pins to sandwich the board and center the router, guiding a precisely centered mortise.
"These additions greatly expand what your compact router can do," Rockler vice president of merchandising and proprietary Steve Krohmer said in a statement. "Making the setups easy for cutting precise circles, ellipses and mortises will save tons of time, while producing the best results you've ever had."
The jig and base sell for $69.99 and $19.99, respectively, at www.rockler.com.