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Thread: Hello and Question about MicroFence Plunge Base

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    Hello and Question about MicroFence Plunge Base

    Hello, this is my first post. I am researching the Micro Fence mini router base ($$!!) and ran across this - http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthre...le-plunge-base
    All I can say is wow! I am inspired by the talent and the friendly atmosphere here!

    I would love to hear from anyone that has used the MF base, and if you purchased the dust collection option.

    Thank you

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    (I adjusted your thread title to hopefully encourage more responses - Jim - Forum Moderator)
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    Welcome to SMC!


    While I have no familiarity with the MicroFence plunge base, I do have other products from them in my shop and can state that their quality is excellent. I've also chatted with Richard a number of times in years past at shows. Their stuff isn't inexpensive, but it's accurately machined from high quality materials.
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    Thank you Mr. Becker. It does not appear that anyone uses the MF base.

    JL

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    I have the MF base and use it fairly regularly. If you're going to pattern route the DC isn't necessary. If you're free-handing and trying to stay inside a line, the DC is quite helpful.
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    Josh, welcome to SMC. I can't answer your question directly to the Micro Fence base. I can say that having precise control of the bit depth is very convenient, especially in cutting inlays. I didn't make any provisions for dust control on my home made base but I would bet that the MF option works well.
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    I just used mine to rout a large circle earlier this week. I like it, but don't love it. It is amazingly precise, but I find I have to re-read the instructions every time I use it.
    When I was a kid, we had a quicksand box in the backyard. I was an only child . . . eventually

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