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The Angle-Ease allows you to tilt your router and change the bit angle, resulting in different profiles from the same bit.  Woodhaven claims that with the Angle-Ease, a router motor, and a few common bits you can reproduce moldings that usually require expensive special bits — or you can create your own unique profiles.

Tilting your router with the Angle-Ease is probably safer than trying to tilt your workpiece.  You can set the Angle-Ease at fixed pin settings of 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 22-1/2, 25, 30, 35, 40, and 45 degrees, or you can adjust it to a custom angle with the built-in scale.  Two angle adjustment knobs secure the chosen angle.

Two ratcheting knobs lock the bit height after you’ve adjusted it with the crank handle.  You can adjust the height a full 2-1/4″, or if you need more range you can reposition the router in the Angle-Ease with the quick-release knob.

The Angle-Ease connects to its 3/8″ x 9-1/4″ x 11-3/4″ phenolic plate with aluminum double-track angle brackets.  It fits the Porter Cable 7518 motor without an adapter and the Milwaukee 5625 with just a shim.  Other router models from Porter Cable, DeWalt, Bosch, Makita, Hitachi, and Ridgid require an adapter kit.

You can pick up an Angle-Ease universal router tilt for $210 plus $18 shipping and handling from Woodhaven.  It’ll require a bit of assembly before you start going to town with it.

Angle-Ease [Woodhaven]

 

4 Responses to Replace A Drawerful Of Bits With The Angle-Ease?

  1. paganwonder says:

    This looks VERY interesting- just need to come up with a project to justify the cost!

  2. Michael Pendleton says:

    That looks fascinating! I was recently got to wander around the show floor for IMTS, a huuuuge machining tool trade show, and looking at all the multi-axis router heads made me jealous! I couldn’t think of a way to justify having one of those machines just to work wood though; I don’t make anywhere near that fancy enough projects! But the idea of making custom moulding though… There have been many times where I wanted to get a profile that I couldn’t manage with my existing bit because I couldn’t hold it at the right angle. I haven’t done that kind of work in a while, but if I was I would snap one of these gadgets up. The price would be more than covered by the amount of router bits I *wouldn’t* have to buy!

  3. aaron says:

    wouldnt you basically be able to get the same thing with a router table and an angled jig (equivalent of bevel ripping on a table saw)? it’s not like the thing’s set to plunge anyway.

  4. aaron says:

    and/or an angled router table fence … didn’t think of this before, but it should be easily doable.

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