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Forum topic by rogerw posted 02-08-2011 02:05 AM 7764 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-08-2011 02:05 AM

I have a ryobi router Model: RE180PL plunge router and was wondering if there is a bushing kit that will work with it. I looked at one, don’t remember the brand, and it only listed the fixed base router but not the plunge base.

Any suggestions?

thanx,

roger

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#1 posted 02-08-2011 09:17 AM

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#2 posted 02-08-2011 06:30 PM

viktor- do you use this one? does the plastic lock rings hold up?

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#3 posted 02-08-2011 07:01 PM

Yes, rogerw. I use plastic ones and I have the same router. They are not bad and I believe there was a review (video) of them here on LJ. But I think plastic ones are not fit for heavy duty. They develop visible scratches and wear when pushed hard along hardwood template. Also one time I used a bit that was just too close to the inside of the bushing and it seems that plastic lost some rigidity from the heat. It was probably my fault to pair bushing and bit incorrectly. I was cutting deep mortises and there was substantial debris and heat buildup. This all refers to the protruding part of the bushing.

The locking mechanism itself works just fine.

Plastic centering pin is not very good either.

I a retrospect I should have bought metal ones.

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#4 posted 02-08-2011 07:07 PM

Here is another review
http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1339

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