Hot off the press from G&W in Portugal is this compact solution to rough-radiusing fingerboards quickly using your router. Machined from CNC-cut aluminium with a black anodised finish, this jig is designed to be tough and precise like a good shop tool should be.
The jig consists of two parts; the sliding router base and a lower sled. The base rides over the top of the sled, indexed off the radiused guides whilst the sled is designed to move back and forth over the fingerboard.
The complete jig is available in the most common radii (7.25", 9.5", 10", 12" and 16") with additional radius side plates as an option. Bases are compatible with the Makita RT070xC, DeWalt D26200 and Bosch GKF600/Colt, however any other compact router should be easy to fit with a little modification. The jig can accommodate a 71mm wide fingerboard, allowing the radiusing of 7-string and bass fingerboards in addition to standard guitar sizes.
Everything arrived neatly packaged as always. The torn foam was my fault!
All parts individually wrapped
Two minutes, easy to assemble. All of the screws and tools required were included.
The fixed base of my Makita RT0701C fits perfectly.
Price as of writing is €129,90 from Guitars and Woods. Keep your eyes peeled for our in-depth review of the jig in use.
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