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Float Through Your Routing Tasks Bismarck ND

With the cutter alone providing resistance, the job of controlling the router is made easier with the Air-Glide. We tried the base on edge cuts (above) to see how the base performed when over half the air jet holes are hanging in thin air.

Bismarck Lumber Co.
(701) 223-2145
2200 E Main
Bismarck, ND
 
Fastenal- Bismarck
701-255-4408
1405 Airport Rd Bismarck, ND, 58504
Bismarck, ND
 
Gateway Mall
(701) 258-0111
2700 State St
Bismarck, ND
Store Hours
Sears Stores
Store Type
Sears Stores
Hours
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-19
Sun:12-18
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-19
Sun:12-18

Lowe's
(701) 934-9000
1401 Century Avenue West
Bismarck, ND
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU noon-8 pm

The Home Depot
(701)282-2078
4700 17th Avenue SW
Fargo, ND
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 12:00pm-8:00pm

ACME TOOLS- Bismark
(701) 258-1267
3840 East Rosser Ave Bismarck, ND, 58501
Bismarck, ND
 
Kirkwood Hardware
(701) 258-6161
805 S 7th St, Target and Barnes & Noble
Bismarck, ND
 
Bismarck - D
(701) 223-0074
2625 State St
Bismarck, ND
Store Hours
Miscellaneous
Store Type
Miscellaneous
Hours
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21
Store Features
Mon:8-22
Tue:8-22
Wed:8-22
Thu:8-22
Fri:8-22
Sat:8-22
Sun:8-21

Fastenal- Mandan
701-663-4160
601 Burlington St SE Mandan, ND, 58554
Mandan, ND
 
Lemer True Value Hardware
(701) 324-2319
110 E 10th St
Harvey, ND
 

Float Through Your Routing Tasks

Float Through Your Routing Tasks

 

    

If you've ever played a game of air hockey, you'll appreciate how a router might feel floating on a cushion of air. The Betterley Air-Glide Router Base mounts onto most routers in minutes. Even big 3-hp routers glide with ease. Surface scratches are now a thing of the past. With the cutter alone providing resistance, the job of controlling the router is made easier with the Air-Glide.
We tried the base on edge cuts (above) to see how the base performed when over half the air jet holes are hanging in thin air. There's still plenty of lift and the router slid with ease. Additional subbases are available with different bit hole diameters including one sized for Porter-Cable template guides. There's even a square subbase with an offset hole that gives you three dimensional steps, 1/8-in., 1/16-in.  and 1/32-in. from different edges. This allows you to make your initial cut followed by a slight clean-up pass simply by rotating the router. Note: At a minimum, you need a  5CFM @90 psi compressor for the Air-Glide to keep  your router afloat.

Sources
Betterley Industries, Inc., www.betterleytools.com, (800) 871-7516, Air-Glide Router Base, $150;  Round Sub-Base, $29; Square Sub-Base, $49.

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