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rattler

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633 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: router

My router does not take brass bushing template guides. It’s the Porter Cable 690 lr. Any idea where, and what base, or base plate I may need? For some reason I keep coming up at a dead end. Perhaps a 1001 style? Any help is always greatly appreciated! Thanks folks :)


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Dan Lyke

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#1 posted 633 days ago

I just put “porter cable 690 guide bushing base plate” into Google and found options at both Woodcraft and Rockler that seem to match.

It’s a shame you’re not closer to me. I just got the Milescraft sign template kit, and the baseplate for their router bushing system (bayonet mount bushings) appears to be drilled out for every single router on the planet except for my Festool OF1010. But I think it’d be more for me to ship that to you than it would be for you to check your local Lowe’s (the big box store in my area that carries any router bushing stuff at all) and see if the Milescraft baseplate fits your OF1010 there.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 633 days ago

No problem just make one yourself ,it’s not hard to do.

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Lee Barker

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#3 posted 633 days ago

I have 690s in plenitude, and they all take all the brass and steel bushings I have, from several brands. Tell us more about your router—did you buy it used? Perhaps someone routed out the inset part of the base plate in order to accommodate a larger diameter bit.

Kindly,

Lee

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crashn

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#4 posted 633 days ago

My 690’s take them no problem. Both porter cable brand and an off brand (sold under rigid at HD)

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Fred Hargis

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#5 posted 633 days ago

I’m also a little confused by the router not taking the bushings. I’ve had 2 690’s, and they both worked with no problem.

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rattler

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#6 posted 633 days ago

Thank you all. Yes I believe the base was routed or sanded out for a slightly bigger bit. So yup just gonna order one from Rockler, great price!

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Grandpa

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#7 posted 633 days ago

I bought one at my local ACE hardware. I think I got the base and a set of guides or bushings for about $15. We don’t have a local Rockler’s although I dd place an orer there today.

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#8 posted 632 days ago

Lee Valley

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