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Forum topic by mIps posted 01-27-2013 06:53 PM 1145 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-27-2013 06:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router question

I happened to be in the big “L” the other day looking for something else when I saw a kit for Milescraft router bushings with a router plate. I know nothing about these and was wondering if anyone had any experience with them?
Thanks in advance.

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#1 posted 01-27-2013 10:15 PM

I have no personal experience, but I’d opt for the traditional metal bushing sets. The plastic construction, among other things, is a turn-off for me. The few sites that list the milescraft set include some highly variable reviews.

Ridgid makes a very nice “brass” set that can be had for $30 and includes a storage case, sub-bases and centering cone. Its compatible with PC-style sub-bases and will likely be the last set of bushings you’ll ever need to buy. I like my set anyway.

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#2 posted 01-27-2013 10:25 PM

mips, bushings are an alternative for beared router bits, is very simple to use them, but its difficult to explain how to use them with words, Im sure there are lots of videos at youtube that can tell you more aabout them. For sure is something every woodworker want to have at hnd at any shop!

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#3 posted 01-27-2013 10:48 PM

Sears has a very nice PC type set, I have 2 sets of them, took the big L ones back after finding the sears set for lessmoney in a nice storage case

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#4 posted 01-27-2013 10:56 PM

To much play for me…
If you don’t mine the play go for it…
I have the 1201
got a good price at lowes…
was going to bring it back, wasn’t worth the drive…

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