How-To Guides for Mortise and Tenon, Box Joints and Dovetails....
We've compiled all of our How-To Guides into a single downloadable PDF and we've printed it for those who prefer a hard copy. In addition to the How-To-Guides listed separately below, our compiled version has information on setting the thickness gage, scribing the table and using the centering-scale fence. We added a bit and guide bearing selection tool and we feature some of our limited edition templates. It's free to download to see all you can do with the PantoRouter or you can order a printed copy from our online store.
Mortise and Tenon
With its 2-to-1 movement and 2-in-1 templates, the PantoRouter™ makes faster, better-fitting mortises and tenons than any other method. The templates are the key, capturing the guide bearing in their center slot to make the mortise, and then guiding the guide bearing around the outside for foolproof tenons too. A tapered template guide surface allows incredibly fine adjustments to tenon fit, for perfect results right off the machine.
The variably spaced dovetail system includes 2-in-1 dovetail templates that cut both pins and tails with no change of setup, just like the templates for mortises and tenons. The template for each pin/tail is a separate unit, so they can be attached along the template holder in any array, to create a pleasing layout for workpieces up to 8 in. wide.
Even easier than it cranks out dovetails, the PantoRouter uses a single steel template to make immaculate box joints in two sizes, with perfect joints right off the machine—no sample boards or fitting required. For 1/2-in. fingers, use the 1/2-in. bit supplied, and skip every other slot in the template. For 1/4-in. box joints on smaller projects, use the smaller bit and every slot on the template.