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12-09-2007 07:20 AM

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I am trying to do my first inlay project and am having troubles. I have a Bosch B1450 plunge router and am confused about what I need to buy for it to route inlays. The inlay template bushing sets online for Bosch seem to reference other models. Does anybody know if they will work for mine? Also, after having bought a universal template set at HD it now appears I got the wrong thing as it doesn’t have threaded guides which it appears I need for the inlay sets. I am right? Help would be appreciated!!

-- Steve

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#1 posted 12-09-2007 07:30 AM


Here is a link to the inlay set that I have for my router.

If your router will accept Porter Cable sets this should work.

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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#2 posted 12-11-2007 03:08 PM

I find this subject very interesting. I have not done much with a router. I can see how the template bushings work, but what do you make the templates out of ? Or are there templates available to purchase?.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#3 posted 12-11-2007 03:27 PM

The set you purchased most likely fits Porter Cable routers. I believe there is a bushing you can buy for your Bosch router to allow it to fit the PC guides.

But my suggestion would be to return that set and go to Bosch’s website. You can order from the site, and their customer service has always been good to me – I’m sure they’d be able to help you get the right set of inlay guides for your router.

-- Ethan,

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#4 posted 12-11-2007 05:39 PM

I had this question at one point as well. I have a Dewalt router and can’t answer specifically as to the Bosch. I picked up a CMT inlay set from a Rockler Outlet. Rockler has their own inlay set as well. The set’s include the small spiral bit (they carry both 1/2” and 1/4” shanks), and the bushing. You have to use a template. Taking the bushing on/off the guide is what creates the difference between the piece to be inlaid and the inlay itself. Very, very simple to use. About $30 if I remember right. As long as the template is accurate, it’s fairly foolproof. A little chiseling or sanding might be needed in areas too tight for the spiral bit. Chamfering the bottom of the inlay helps it slide in smoothly to be glued. Sand flush, voila.

-- Jeff, South Carolina

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#5 posted 12-12-2007 08:14 AM

Thanks for the responses. I think I will go to Rockler and see what they have. Toyguy, I had found this article on inlays. It talks about making templates. There are a number of pre-fab templates on the market for common shapes (circles, bowties etc.) I was planning to try to do something unique so I was going to make my own. I will let you know how it goes.

-- Steve

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#6 posted 12-12-2007 03:24 PM

Thanks for the link….looks like just the ticket..

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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