Make an Ajdustable Router Jig for Squares | Adjustable Router Template Guide

Make an Ajdustable Router Jig for Squares | Adjustable Router Template Guide

Hi everyone! In this video I am making an adjustable router jig for square, rectangle holes and recesses.
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I already created a router guide for dados and grooves (, but I found out that an adjustable router template for squares, rectangles and recesses would come in handy for multiple projects. This is what I am building today. The guide can be adjusted to square, rectangle and non square shapes up to 35 x 35cm. I was making this project on budget using material that is easily available and does not cost much (see list below). Apart from the router guide I also built a circle router base / subbase needed for the guide ( to get accurate router cuts. Watch the entire video for a step by step guide how to build this template router jig and make great squares.


How to Make an Adjustable Router Template Guide

I started out by making the base of the jig using an MDF desk. I cut a plywood slate using a circular saw and cut a T-slot in using a router. Sticked in a bolt with a washer fixed with epoxy and fixed the plywood T-slot to the MDF desk using glue and screws. After that I created a new round router base / subbase using a circle router cutting jig from an MDF desk. Used a centering cone to center the subbase as well as possible. Once done I cut the excess of wood from the MDF base desk and created small MDF slates with a slot. These slots along with the bolts and wingnuts serve for adjusting and fixing the router template guide to any dimension.

– Use a smooth thin MDF desk as base for the router guide. The desk let the router go as deep as possible and let the router base slide on it very smoothly while cutting
– Leave space around the router jig that can be used for clamping the jig down
– Make a router base / subbase with a specific diameter

00:00 How to make a router template
00:05 Adjustable router guide demonstration
01:38 Cutting wood pieces
03:18 Making a T-slot from plywood
04:46 Making guiding bolts
05:33 Fixing T-slots to router jig base
06:14 Making circle router base
09:09 Centering router base
09:53 Cutting wood excess from jig base
11:27 Assembling all parts together
12:42 Cutting a square with router template jig

– Router – DeWALT D26203
– MDF desk (thin for router guide, stronger for router base)
– Plywood desk
– ⌀4mm bolts, washers, wingnuts, ⌀6mm router bit
– Wood Screws, Wood Glue, Epoxy Resin

► Check out some of the other projects as well:

Router Circle Cutting Jig | Adjustable Circle Cutting Jig for Trim Router

Make Adjustable Router Guide Jig | Perfect Dados & Grooves

Make a Circular Saw Rip Fence Guide | DIY Circular Saw Guide

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  1. FFD Restorations on June 13, 2022 at 8:42 pm

    It looks wicked, I love it! Well done Lukas 🙂👍

  2. AllFlavor Workshop on June 13, 2022 at 8:47 pm

    Thank you for watching, thank you for your support! More information on the build is available at:
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  3. Eugene Boyarskiy on June 13, 2022 at 8:49 pm

    Elegant, well done and very useful add-on for branding. My compliments!

  4. brian nunney on June 13, 2022 at 8:54 pm

    brilliant video so much said without words, thanks a lot will make one my self, first the circle cutting jig

  5. Kam Leo on June 13, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Hi. I may be wrong but I believe that you left out important information regarding your jig design: 1) The distance from the t-slot to the template edge of the MDF is determined by the distance of the router’s sub base to the cutting edge of the installed bit. Your video could have shown the making of the template by routing the 4 template sides to width with the newly created sub base and selected bit. 2) Only the original or equal diameter sized bit can be used. Using a different diameter, e.g. 1/4 vs, 1/2, will not yield the same results. A bit that is bigger in diameter than the one used to create the template will cut into and ruin the template.

  6. Cool Again Restoration on June 13, 2022 at 8:57 pm

    Very interesting project 👍🏻🍀🥳

  7. Tony Arias on June 13, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    That is nice but this video would of been awsome if you been more vocal and describe and also provided some measurements.

  8. Игорь Главацкий on June 13, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Subscribed! Like! Good luck!

  9. FeelYourDataFlow on June 13, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Very nice. The whole project stands and falls with an EXACT centered router base. I would say everything > 0.1mm is not acceptable.

  10. Tim Foster on June 13, 2022 at 9:11 pm

    Going to have to make one. Thanks!

  11. SK Facilities on June 13, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    The ruler on the underside of the saw guide was brilliant.

  12. Balunso on June 13, 2022 at 9:15 pm


  13. Jo Aaron Reyes on June 13, 2022 at 9:18 pm

    Appreciate if you can provide measurements like for the MDF, wood used as T slot and the length of the router cut.

  14. OneEyedPhotographer on June 13, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Best learn to talk.

  15. jim boots on June 13, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Absolutely perfect jig for squares, very nice job in making this jig. Thank you for sharing ( Stay Safe you & your family ) .

  16. MONO WOOD WORKS on June 13, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    良いアイテムですね (^ ^)b

  17. JOSE MANUEL ENRIQUEZ AZCUE on June 13, 2022 at 9:28 pm

    Sr. una muy buena aportacion de herramientas caseras muy necesarias en la carpinteria, gracias por su aportacion para los que practicamos la carpinteria, nada mas de pido un favor si es tan amable de proporcionar las medidas de tan valiosa herramienta, muchas gracias y feliicitaciones, saludos desde huatabampo, sonora, mexico

  18. Ronalde Frederico on June 13, 2022 at 9:29 pm


  19. coyautarabiscoté boiseux 40 on June 13, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    bon outil. pouvez vous m’envoyer ou le PDF .ou les dimensions des éléments S’il vous plaît Merci cordialement Alain

  20. Augustine Nwosu on June 13, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    This is excellent. With this video I can finally try to make this jig. Thanks for a great design so simply presented.