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About Universal Router Guide

What does the U.R.G. do?
Any standard router fits between two pieces of aluminium angle that are fixed to an aluminium box and the timber being machined is clamped in three self-centring vices. It is used in conjunction with a router to machine grooves. When an U.R.G is purchased, a 35-page booklet is included outlining its scope and new project ideas.
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The U.R.G. allows students to complete projects quicker and safer than traditional methods of construction so they have time to incorporate emerging technology like laser cutters, CNC Shark, inlays and dovetails in draws. The guide is used by the student not the teacher.

Final product features

The U.R.G. is a quality piece of engineering. The body is constructed from 10mm aluminium plate and the three self-centring vices allow no play due to linear slides, sealed bearings and grease nipples for maintenance.


The U.R.G. has been approved by the education department through a risk assessment and the booklet has a S.W.M.S. that students can sign off on prior to use. The main W.H.S. advantage is using a router the way a router is supposed to be used not inverting it in a table.

Testing and prototyping

The U.R.G has been used extensively for modelling and student use over the last six months.

For more information don't hesitate to contact us.

Information Video

Information Video

OnGuard Safety

Risk Assessment

Roger Roberts, a machine safety expert employed by the Department of Education, has completed a risk assessment on the URG.

Read Risk Assessment Report

Patent Pending

Application Number - 2017213561
Design Examination - 201617381

Safety Use Form

Safe Use PDF

Woodworker Article

Woodworker Article

Aust. Woodsmith Article

Australian Woodsmith Article

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