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- Drop Through Template
Drop Through Template
This durable router template made of ½” thick clear acrylic will allow you to accurately cut precise drop through holes for mounting trucks on the top surface of a skateboard out of any types of hardwood.
3-Part Drop Through Template Contains:
- One 8” x 8” x ½” thick clear acrylic Drop Through Template with Drill Marking Guide, Jigsaw Marking Guide and Router Bearing Guide
- Mounting hardware (4 nuts and bolts)
What you will also need:
- Router (trim router or full sized router)
- Electric hand drill
- Top mount bearing flush trim router bit (as per photo)
- ¾” Spade bit (as per photo)
- 1” Finishing nail
By following the printed instructions in the kit box you will be guided through how to mount, drill, cut and router a perfect drop through hole in a skateboard. Knowledge of jigsaw, electric drill and router operation is important to know, to properly use this kit. Jig saw blade, ¾” spade drill bit and router bit should be sharp
When using this product do not overtighten mounting hardware. Do not insert or remove router while router bit is spinning. Always shut the tool off and let it stop before removing router bit from the template. Router bit bearing should spin freely before using on the template. Store product in provided package.
Q: Does this kit come with all the tools to cut a drop through hole?
A: No. A jig saw, electric hand drill, router, hammer, Phillip’s screw driver and wrench, small nail, ¾” spade drill bit and a ½” straight router bit with a top mounted bearing will be needed in order to use this product.
Q: Are truck mounting holes necessary on the board to use this product?
A: Yes. Pre-drilled truck mounting holes drilled into the skateboard are necessary to mount the template onto the board.
Q: Can the template router bit edge be damaged by the router bit?
A: Yes. Only turn on and off the router while the tool is inserted into the router guide. Let the router bit come to a complete stop before lifting it from the template. Do not touch the wood edge of the precut hole with the router bit when starting the router. This will prevent the tool from bouncing and possibly damaging the edge of the template.
Q: Can overtightening the mounting hardware damage the template?
A: Yes. Make sure your template is secure to the skateboard before using but do not overtighten the hardware as it may cause the template to crack.
Q: Why do my truck mounting holes not align with the template holes?
A: You may have not drilled your mounting holes correctly when building your board. The Drop Through Template has precise holes drilled into it for Old and New School trucks. Do not attempt to redrill or resize the acrylic template holes. Redrilling or resizing the truck holes in the board is the proper method for fixing this problem.