Author Topic: any tips on using a Gifkins dovetail jig on the CMS with 2200 router fitted ?  (Read 953 times)

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Offline David Stanton

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Can a guide bush be fitted for this jig or even an eccentric guide bush for the Leigh jigs?
The photo shows a Leigh eccentric guide bush fitted to a 1400 router but not in a CMS unit.
I need to fit this bush to an OF 2200 in a CMS.
Can it be done?
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Offline David Stanton

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From the amount of views this post has had I would suggest that maybe Festool need to sort an answer for this predicament as I can not see any response and I would take it that there is no way of performing this basic task?
Does anyone else feel that there should be a way of using 3rd party jigs in the CMS?
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Offline morris

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The Gifkins jig doesn't need a Leigh jig type of guide bush .  If buying the Gifkins as  a kit the appropriate router bits are supplied. The router bits have a 1/4" or 1/2" shaft depending on the size of the template.

The Gifkins template rides on the surface of the router table. The Gifkins router bits have a bearing which follow the template and the cutting blades are above the bearing.

In other words no special equipment is needed. I have a festool 2200 router mounted to a standard router table and the Gifkins kit  works just fine .