Router Crank Handle


The fine adjustment knob on plunge routers can be small and difficult to use. So I replaced mine with a window crank that I found at my local hardware store.
The large handle makes fine adjustments easier to con-trol. Plus, the handle is a lot easier to find when I mount the router under a table.

Window cranks come in several sizes, so be sure to get one that matches the shaft on your router. The shaft on my router just happened to be 3/8", which is a standard window crank size. 

Depending on the kind of router you have, you might get a better fit if you first remove the threads in the crank handle. I reamed out the splines of my crank
with a 3/8" bit and then used the set screw to anchor the handle to the flat part of the shaft.


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