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Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust posted 07-31-2012 03:59 AM 756 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Lumber2Sawdust

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07-31-2012 03:59 AM

So I got myself a Whitside inlay template kit to do some inlays. The problem is it doesn’t fit my routers. I have 2 routers – a dewalt (which is almost dead) and a new triton. I picked up the adapter kit for it today so it will work with the Porter Cable-compatible bushings.

The problem is that the bushing doesn’t fit either of them. It seems like the threads are just too “thick” to get through the base plate. In fact, I have a set of porter cable bushings which fit the routers ok, and the lock nut threads onto the Whiteside bushing just fine.

Has anybody else had a problem like this?

Any suggestions?

I’m tempted to just lightly file the threads on the whiteside bushing to reduce the diameter enough to get it into the base plate. I could also use some sandpaper to do this instead of filing.


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#1 posted 07-31-2012 05:54 AM

That’s odd…
If the regular bushing fits, the whiteside kit should.

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#2 posted 08-03-2012 03:11 AM

Tonight I took a piece of 180 grit sandpaper to the threads on the bushing. It didn’t take too much sanding to get the bushing to fit into the base plate.

I’m not sure why it didn’t fit right out of the package. I’m just happy that it was an easy fix.

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#3 posted 08-03-2012 03:25 AM

Life throws you citrus, learn how to make lemonade…..

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#4 posted 08-03-2012 03:29 AM

Life throws you citrus, learn how to make lemonade…..

-- Fine Custom Woodwork since 1978

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#5 posted 08-03-2012 03:30 AM

Opps

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#6 posted 08-03-2012 05:27 AM

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