Brass Router Guide Bushing
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Anyone know where I can buy good individual brass guide bushings? Looking in the 1" ID range but I'm having a tough time finding them.
Jason

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  Re: Brass Router Guide Bushing by Jason28 (Anyone know where I ...)
The ones normally referred to as "Porter Cable" style won't go that large...they usually stop at 7/8" ID. Lee Valley sells a set that is larger (and individual bushings) but you'll need to have a plate that accepts them (1 1/2" hole with a 1 3/4" counterbore). I have a set and they are handy, but I had to make my own router plate.
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  Re: Brass Router Guide Bushing by Jason28 (Anyone know where I ...)
(12-07-2018, 11:52 AM)Jason28 Wrote: Anyone know where I can buy good individual brass guide bushings? Looking in the 1" ID range but I'm having a tough time finding them.

1" OD is readily available, but you are right, a 1" ID looks hard to find.  Depending on your application, 1" top bearing might do instead.
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  Re: RE: Brass Router Guide Bushing by fredhargis (The ones normally re...)
(12-07-2018, 01:12 PM)fredhargis Wrote: The ones normally referred to as "Porter Cable" style won't go that large...they usually stop at 7/8" ID. Lee Valley sells a set that is larger (and individual bushings) but you'll need to have a plate that accepts them (1 1/2" hole with a 1 3/4" counterbore). I have a set and they are handy, but I had to make my own router plate.

I might just have to go that route. I have an acquaintance with a CNC who may be able to make me a new base for my DW618.

I don't suppose anyone knows the mounting pattern dimensions of the DW618...?
Jason

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  Re: Brass Router Guide Bushing by Jason28 (Anyone know where I ...)
They're right there on the website, the through hole is 1.5", and the counterbore for the lip is 1.75".

Oops, should added: the lip is just less than 3/32" thick (.895")...that would be the depth of the counterbore. You can make it a little deeper and not hurt anything, but it can't less. If it was, the bushing would protrude from the base.
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