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.
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.
The U.R.G has been used extensively for modelling and student use over the last six months.
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After a year of sales and use in the classroom a new model was designed. It was evident that most things that the guide was capable of doing only required two vices. The original model is obviously superior over the new model, although the price at $3500 was proving to be expensive for private use and some schools to purchase.
The new smaller model works exactly the same however it may be more time consuming when doing some processes.
Maximum length of machining 1100mm
A datum point or stop at the left hand end
Maximum length of machining 550mm
No stop - the edge of the vice becomes
The datum point, reducing the overall
Cost of the unit
The photo below left shows a leg that has been machined for the bedside table on the right. If the operator was using the smaller guide the top groove would be machined first and then the timber rotated through 180 degrees and the bottom rail machined. The timber would overhang in the guide as it is only 700mm long not 1200mm. The end result would be the same.
You would normally pay $180 locally. Buy all four cutters for $140 + G.S.T. The double fluted cutters on the right are extension cutters to minimise router plunge. One is 19mm and the other is a 12mm cutter. The cutters on the left are the rounding over bits for a 12mm and 19mm board.