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Edward Preston Circular Quirk Router, 1388P

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The Edward Preston circular quirk router has three cutting irons of different widths, which are fixed by means of a thumb-screw. The irons are adjustable to any depth, and have two cutting two working in front of the cutter, which is slightly narrower than the teeth, and so a clear Quirk is made of one uniform size.

The fence is adjustable from 1/8 to 3 inch. This tool will work either circular, straight or across the grain.

This model, 1388P, is an improved version of model 1388 as the irons are adjusted by means of the milled nut. The milled nut also acts as a stop, and prevents the cutting iron from being forced back when in use.


Manufactured Dates

1900's - 1934

Further Info

Further information on this tool can be found in trade catalogues and retailer brochures of the period. These tool books usually contained a drawing and a sentence or two for each tool.

Where Can I Buy This Tool Secondhand?

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This model of tool can be purchased from the following woodworking tool retailers, subject to availability.

Price: 20 - 55

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Router Details

Manufacturer: Preston

Model No: 1388P

Type: Router

Date Produced: 1900's - 1934

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