Edward Preston Router - No. 1386

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Preston's Rabbeting And Fillister Router Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Routers

Manufacturer: Edward Preston

Tool Type: Rebate / Rabbet & Fillister Router

Model No: 1386


The Edward Preston router number 1386 is advertised as 'Preston's Improved Circular Rabbeting And Fillister Router'.

It is advertised as being an accompanying tool to the Edward Preston Sash Router 1387.

This router came with adjustable two fences and a single cutter.

By adjusting the fences this router tool allows it to be used for either rebate / rabbet work or operate as a moving fillister router.

The fences are adjusted by loosening the corresponding fence screw, sliding the fence to the desired position and then securing the screw.

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The shouldered or fillister fences are adjustable from 1/8" - 3/4".

The original Preston cutters were marked with the Edward Preston markings such as 'Preston, EP, Trade Mark' or 'Preston, EP, Birm'n, Eng'.

Due to the look of these tools, they can be mistaken for being an Edward Preston spokeshave.

Manufactured Dates

<1909 - 1912>

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