Edge routing can be tricky if your router doesn’t have a large enough base. The router’s center of gravity hangs over the edge of the workpiece, making it easy to accidentally tip the router and ruin your crisp profile. An offset router base gives you more leverage to keep the router from tipping.
Milescraft offers an affordable 13″-long offset base made of clear polycarbonate. It sports an oversized knob to make the base easy to grab, and the scratch-resistant surface helps ensure the base’s transparency.
This offset base offers another feature, the ability to use Milescraft’s TurnLock technology guide bushings. With their bushings you can quickly and toollessly change your guide bushings with a twist of your fingers. Plus you’ll only have to center each bushing in the base once with the TurnLock centering pin, and the bushings will be accurately centered every time you use them.
Milescraft pre-drills the base to fit most routers, including larger 3 HP routers. To install the offset base on your router, you attach a smaller 7″-diameter baseplate to the router. Then the smaller base fits into the offset base and can be released by a thumb lever.
You can own this handy router accessory for about $20.