Cutting Solid Surface with Template Guide
Our standard "Cutting Solid Surface" article details cutting solid surface using a router without a template guide (often called a router collar). The few key differences and adjustments that must be made to use a router with a template guide are outlined below.
Locating Straight Edge
Using a template guide requires a much wider straight edge. Because the router base now rides on top of the straight edge, you must have sufficient room to clamp the straight edge and still clear the clamps while making your router cut. If you don't have a wide enough straight edge, consider removing your template guide and making your router cut without it.
ADDITIONAL READING: Cutting Solid Surface (Basic Instructions)