LumberJocks

Freud Guide Bushing Adapter Ring installs different than most

  • Advertise with us
Review by pintodeluxe posted 03-29-2013 08:18 PM 2251 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush




View pintodeluxe's profile

pintodeluxe

3514 posts in 1536 days



5 comments so far

View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

4338 posts in 1051 days


#1 posted 03-30-2013 01:46 AM

interesting… thanks for writing it up

-- Pine is fine, but Oak's no joke!

View ellen35's profile

ellen35

2589 posts in 2155 days


#2 posted 03-30-2013 10:57 AM

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

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

View pintodeluxe's profile

pintodeluxe

3514 posts in 1536 days


#3 posted 03-31-2013 05:29 AM

You can find them on Amazon. Works great.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

View shelly_b's profile

shelly_b

848 posts in 841 days


#4 posted 04-07-2013 10:59 PM

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!

View Ollie's profile

Ollie

146 posts in 1997 days


#5 posted 04-15-2013 08:02 PM

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

-- Ollie, UK.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase