|Review by pintodeluxe||posted 03-29-2013 08:18 PM||3053 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
This is an adapter ring for the Freud FT1700VCE router, and it also fits some other Freud routers. It is a brass ring that allows the stock baseplate to accept standard 1-3/16” P.C. style guide bushings. One of the pictures shows a guide bushing installed, however these are purchased separately. The strange thing about this adapter ring is it has no holes or threads to mount it. Instead, it snaps into a recess in the baseplate, and is retained with the heads of two screws. The screws were not included, however upon request Freud offered to send screws at no charge.
Other than this odd mounting system, it works well and now allows me to use my standard bushings. My bushing set is from Woodcraft – Woodriver brand – which I highly recommend. Many sizes of bushings are included, and unlike most sets the bushing is less than 1/4” long so it will work with common 1/4” templates.
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