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Freud Guide Bushing Adapter Ring installs different than most

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Freud Guide Bushing Adapter Ring installs different than most Freud Guide Bushing Adapter Ring installs different than most Freud Guide Bushing Adapter Ring installs different than most Click the pictures to enlarge them

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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#1 posted 509 days ago

interesting… thanks for writing it up

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#2 posted 509 days ago

I have looked everywhere for these… Freud says they don’t make them…. goes to show you what they know!
thanks.

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#3 posted 508 days ago

You can find them on Amazon. Works great.

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#4 posted 501 days ago

Thanks!! I tried to make a baseplate for mine out of hard board so I could fit my wood river bushings…worked out great until I realized I made the opening a tiny bit out of center so had to scrap it. This seems like a much better option!

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#5 posted 493 days ago

Makita guide bushes just clip in. All you do is slide back a small handle which retracts a metal bar, you just slot in the appropriate guide bush and release the handle which springs back holding the guide bush firmly in place.
It takes about 10 seconds. Also it avoids the problem I have had with Trend universal base plates of the brass screw inserts working loose from the plastic.
I have found this Makita method the best, and cheapest method of fitting guide bushes yet.
Some are extortionately expensive for what is a tiny bit of metal.

Ollie

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