01 Sep New Bases for Trim Routers
Infinity Tools in Oldsmar, Florida has had universal bases for standard routers in its catalog for a while. Now the company has added similar products for compact, or trim routers. These little tools have become a mainstay in many woodworking shops because they’re light, powerful, ergonomic, and feature-packed. As useful as they are, the one place that Infinity saw room for an upgrade was the base plates. Often top-heavy and with a tiny footprint, compact routers can lack the stability of their larger siblings and can be challenging to control. The two new compact router base plates come in two different designs – a traditional 6” Round and a D-Handle base plate with a removable fence. Here’s what the catalog says…
The Infinity D-Handle router base plate is precision C.N.C. machined from a full 3/8″ thick acrylic that is impact and scratch resistant. This unique teardrop shape base plate is a must for anyone using the router for precise edge routing or for creating dados and grooves with the included fence. The tall handle gives you a second point of contact with the router making it extremely stable and eliminating almost every chance of the router tipping when trimming veneers or adding a decorative profile to your project. The fence can be installed to allow you to route dadoes and grooves up to 5-1/2” from the edge of your workpiece. The unique dual-sided fence can be used on both straight and curved edges, giving you endless design possibilities. This D-Handle base plate is drilled specifically to accept a Porter Cable style guide bushing so you can use your router to follow patterns, templates, and jigs. Take advantage of our money saving package and buy both of these upgraded compact router bases for your shop.
The Infinity round base plate is precision C.N.C. machined from a full 3/8″ thick Acrylic that is impact and scratch resistant. Pre-drilled to fit both the fixed and plunge bases of almost every compact router on the market, the 6″ diameter gives you a large and stable platform for safer routing. While the factory supplied base plate on your compact router is small and flimsy, you’ll find our larger base plate to offer you more control and confidence in every cut. This is particularly useful when working on inlays where the small factory base can fall into the recesses being routed. And for ultimate versatility, the center of each base plate is drilled to fit a Porter Cable style guide bushing so you can use your router to follow patterns, templates, and jigs.