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Forum topic by DannyBoy posted 03-20-2009 06:53 PM 1359 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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DannyBoy

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03-20-2009 06:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: jig router bushings dado

Recently, I’ve been trying to get more out of my router and I getting to the point where I need some guidance on what bushings to use. I’ve purchased a few of the Milescraft bases and jigs over the last year or so and they have all come with various sizes of bushings that lock into them. The only problem is that they are plastic.

Will these be adequate for light use such as guiding on a dado jig?

Should I consider just buying a set of brass bushings and throwing the plastic away?

I’ve not noticed anything directly that makes me think that I need to replace these, I’m just wanting to get some opinion on what other jocks have experienced with this.

Thanks,

~DB

-- He said wood...http://hickbyassociation.blogspot.com/


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#1 posted 03-20-2009 07:55 PM

Absolutely, go to the brass bushings. I can’t imagine you being sorry for that. Brass seems to stay tight better than the steel ones and I would use either of those before trying to depend on plastic.
See the link below for my story on using guide bushings that might have a couple things that will help also.

Using Guide Bushings

-- Tom Hintz, www.newwoodworker.com

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