The Multi-Router, by JDS Company, is the ultimate joinery machine for small shops. If its face frames, doors, or drawers, in the custom cabinet shop, the Multi-Router can handle these tasks with surprising ease. For the custom furniture maker it is the Dream Machine that can produce difficult angled and compound angle tenons and mortises in seconds!

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The two most time consuming phases of most woodworking projects are sanding and joinery. With the Multi-Router in your shop you can significantly reduce the amount of time and energy that you spend on joinery. Not only will you be able to increase your efficiency and productivity, but you will also improve the quality of your joinery. Think about it: Accurately centered, precision fitting, mortise and tenons; Dovetails that fit together like a dream; Box joints that assemble with ease and accuracy.

If that is not enough, how about angled and compound angled joinery? It’s a snap with the Multi-Router. Tedious tasks can now be reduced to quick and easy procedures. Seconds is all it takes. As one proud owner stated: “The Multi-Router easily does the difficult!!”

The Multi-Router is a precision built, high quality tool that is designed to give you years and years of accurate, dependable service. Thomson linear bearings insure smooth precision movement for your most delicate operations, yet will stand up to the test of day-long production runs.

Custom furniture makers and cabinetmakers will absolutely love the versatility of The Multi-Router. So, go ahead, be creative; be innovative. Remember: “The Multi-Router easily does the difficult!!”

A unique system of templates and ball bearing-tipped stylus enables you to quickly and accurately produce a wide variety of dimensionally sound precision joints. Seconds is all it takes to create mortises, tenons, box joints, dovetails, even angled and compound angled joinery. The optional pneumatic clamps offer even quicker results for short production runs. The quality of construction and the versatility of the Multi-Router make for a truly remarkable and rewarding woodworking experience.

The quality of construction and the compact design of the Multi-Router make it the ideal machine for small shops who are looking for a dependable, durable, machine that will stand up to years of daily use.

  • Constructed of heavy aluminum castings.
  • Computer controlled machining of all parts.
  • Three axis operation: X Axis-8 inches, Y Axis-8 inches, and Z Axis-6 inches.
  • Precision Linear bearings and hardened steel rods.
  • Adjustable stop collars.
  • Gas cylinder counter balance to offset the weight of the router.
  • Removable locator pins on work surface table.
  • Chip deflector.
  • Work table tilts to a full 45 degrees.
  • Accurate scale for height selection of Z axis.
  • Designed to accommodate most routers.

How it Works:

The Multi-Router system of templates, traced by a ball bearing stylus is an accurate and uncomplicated method of producing woodworking joints. The ball bearing stylus simulates the exact movements of the router bit and the template simulates the exact movements of the piece of wood. Following the template while cutting enables you to produce any type of joint accurately and consistently. Such consistency can not be found with any other machine. Such consistency is vital for producing identical pieces, such as chairs for a dining set.

Two Template Systems For Making Tenons


The Standard Template System is recommended when the woodworker utilizes a dimensionally accurate cutting bit. The Standard Template System consists of fourteen different sized tenon templates.


Tenon Size



1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, 3″


1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, 3″


1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, 3″


Variable size templates are used to compensate for dimensionally inaccurate cutting bits. Undersized cutting bits may be caused by sharpening the bit, or by inaccuracies in the original size of the bit. The Variable Size Template System consists of fourteen different sized tenon templates. Each tenon size comes with a set of three inserts marked “A”, “B”, and “C”. A complete system of all of the sizes below contains 42 inserts and 1 master holder. The woodworker selects the size insert that is needed, attaches it to the master, and makes the desired tenon. Of the three sizes “A” is on dimension, “B” will produce a tenon .010″ smaller than “A”, and “C” will produce a tenon .010″ smaller than “B.” This will give you a tremendous amount of flexibility if you sharpen your bits, or if you machine different species of wood.


Tenon Size



1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, 3″


1″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, 3″


1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, 3″



In addition to tenon templates, there are five different sized circular tenon templates: 1/2″ – 5/8″, 3/4″, 1″, 1 1/4″. Also available is a dovetail set, a 1/2″ dovetail set, and a 3/8″ or 1/4″ box joint template.



Types of Joints:

Here are some joints that can be produced using the Multi-Router:

Box Joint Decorative Joints Double Tenon
Dovetail Joint Floating Tenon Mortise and Tenon
Round Tenon Sliding Dovetail Angled Tenon


Weight 151 lbs



Hardened Steel


Sealed Linear Ball Bearings







Net Weight

99 lbs

Work Surface Height

8.5″ (From bottom of base to top of work surface)

X Axis Travel

8″ (In and Out)

Y Axis Travel

8″ (Side to Side)

Z Axis Travel

6″ (Up and Down)


1 year warranty on all parts. Shipping is not included with warranty parts.


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