Rockler always has something new and its latest offering is the Ready2Rout, an electronic router fence. The product consists of a controller box featuring a touch-screen interface attached to an aluminum multitrack router fence. The fence automatically adjusts according to the numerical input from the user and comes loaded with apps for producing box joints, dadoes and half-blind dovetails.
Rockler vice president of marketing Scott Ekman says the electronic adjustment eliminates the imperfect and tedious nature of adjusting the fence by hand. It also allows users to repeat cuts indefinitely on their router table by recalling stored positioning data from the hard drive.
“This is a revolution for the router table. Router fence setups and common joinery applications now take seconds instead of minutes and settings can be saved and stored in the unit itself, which makes repeatability a joy instead of a hassle. Users can avoid the task of tediously adjusting the router fence by hand, and use the time saved to be more productive in the shop,” Ekman says.
The fence also features a USB port for loading software updates and additional apps.
The Ready2Rout retails for $599.99.
Contact: Rockler Woodworking and Hardware. Tel: 877-762-5537. www.rockler.com
This article originally appeared in the December 2013 issue.