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Float Through Your Routing Tasks Tuscumbia AL

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.

The Home Depot
(256)764-5037
351 Seville Street
Florence, AL
Hours
Mon-Sat: 7:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

Fastenal- Muscle Shoals
256-383-9901
2300 East 2nd Street Muscle Shoals, AL, 35661
Muscle Shoals, AL
 
LOWE'S OF MUSCLE SHOALS, ALA.
256 314-0334
3415 WOODWARD AVENUE MUSCLE SHOALS, AL, 35661
Muscle Shoals, AL
 
Ford City Ace Hardware
(256) 446-9729
14497 County Line Rd
Muscle Shoals, AL
 
Regency Sq Mall
(256) 760-3400
301 Cox Creek Pkwy
Florence, AL
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:10-21
Sun:13-21
Store Features
Mon:10-21
Tue:10-21
Wed:10-21
Thu:10-21
Fri:10-21
Sat:10-21
Sun:13-21

Southern Fastening Systems- Muscle Shoals
256-381-3628
635 Fairgrounds Rd. Muscle Shoals, AL, 35662
Muscle Shoals, AL
 
Lowe's
(256) 314-0334
3415 Woodward Avenue
Muscle Shoals, AL
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

Muscle Shoals - D
(256) 383-7716
3401 Woodward Ave
Muscle Shoals, AL
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- Florence
256-764-0183
4326 Helton Drive Florence, AL, 35630
Florence, AL
 
Lowe's
(256) 764-7887
130 Cox Creek Pkwy. South
Florence, AL
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 7 pm

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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