A moment of clarity

I was (attempting) reading the Leigh Dovetail Jig manual the other day, when I had a moment of clarity.  The Leigh template guide does not fit the Triton routers, and that is unfortunate because Leigh have built into their template guide an eccentricity which allows for a very fine tuning of the fit, and accuracy of the dovetail jig.

My clarifying moment was that the new sub-base I was about to review, along with a number of different sized brass template guides from Professional Woodworkers Supplies, will take the Leigh adjustable template guide

Leigh Template Guide

(Image snapped on an iPhone, so sorry about the clarity)  As you can see (and I’ll do an actual review in time), the Woodpeckers Sub Base has a number of holes so it can fit a very wide range of routers on the market, including the Triton, and as part of that, allows a very common form of template guide to also be used.

6 Responses

  1. Thats interesting I am halfway through setting up a Leigh Superjig and I bought s 1400w Triton router for the express purpose of using it on the Leigh .

    Are you saying that I will need to buy another base,

    • Hi Bernie,

      Not necessarily, I wasn’t going to worry either, and just use a standard Triton template guide. It doesn’t give the micro-adjusting, but I was going to let that go (and the manual does say that is fine), but given I have found a way I can use the micro-adjustable version, I might as well do so 🙂

  2. I purchased a Leigh jig about six months ago, and I found that the Triton template guide kit did the job. Like Bernie, I purchased a 1400w Triton router, largely because I found the larger [2400w, I think] a bit too heavy to handle for this sort of work.

    As a consequence, I now have the large Triton router permantley attached to the router table, and I use the smaller one for any hand held work, and whilst I have two routers, it makes general woodworking much easier

    • That’s how I work as well, although I was really looking forward to the 1000W Triton handheld that was SO close to being released before GMC completely dropped the ball.

      I was expecting the Triton Template Guides were going to work, so it is good to get the confirmation that it does.

  3. I all so use the trition guides it wooks greats for me in the leigh jig 2

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