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Forum topic by Fallon posted 03-02-2010 03:59 AM 5828 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Fallon

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03-02-2010 03:59 AM

Topic tags/keywords: jig question router

I just ordered the PC 4216 dovetail jig (after a good bit of research on LJ) to try my hand at this whole dovetail thing. I’ve got a Bosch 1617 router. Will the bushings that come with the PC 4216 be compatible with my router, or do I need to get new bushings or an adapter?

I saw something around here on LJ indicating the bushings & Bosch router weren’t compatible, but can’t dig the article back up.


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#1 posted 03-02-2010 04:19 AM

yes u need the adaptor or u can get or make a universal base plate for the router.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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#2 posted 03-02-2010 04:31 AM

You have 3 options, buy an adapter, universal base plate, make your own base plate…

-- Rick

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#3 posted 03-02-2010 05:33 AM

Looking at http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2004856/7680/Router-Base-Plate-with-Centering-Pin.aspx, or possibly http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=19741. I need the centering pin (unless the PC jig comes with one), so am leaning towards the Woodcraft one. Woodcraft also has a store in so I can grab it when or before my PC jig arrives.

I briefly looked at the Bosch bushings, but they got hideous reviews on Amazon for being cheap junk that falls apart.

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#4 posted 03-02-2010 05:57 AM

Rockler has the inserts, that makes it more versatile, even more if you have the router plate…

-- Rick

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