Author Topic: Router Guide Bushings on OF1010  (Read 7343 times)

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Offline Inner10

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Re: Router Guide Bushings on OF1010
« Reply #30 on: January 27, 2018, 11:50 AM »
Maybe I'm not understanding the problem correctly, however the Lee Valley 704R adapter has counterbored mounting holes so it needs to use pan head screws for it to work correctly.

In a similar fashion, the Festool 1010 copy rings/templates also have counterbored mounting holes so they also need pan head screws for proper adjustment.

Correct, but an M4 panhead is as wide as the counter bore and it's also not bored deep enough...so I need a wafer thin M4 with a very narrow head.  I was thinking of grinding down a hex cap screw.

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Offline Inner10

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Re: Router Guide Bushings on OF1010
« Reply #31 on: January 27, 2018, 11:51 AM »
I altered it a little with a needle file.

This all seems like too much effort and aftermarket parts just to center a darn bushing.  Festool's answer was really disappointing "Yeah there is no way to center the adapter ring without modifying the plate"  Thanks, I'm glad I bought this crooked- 600 dollar router.

So, did you alter it enough to properly center the adapter ring? And, isn't the only additional items you need to purchase is the Festool centering mandrel and a couple of pan-head screws?

If I could find pan head screws that would clear.

Offline Job and Knock

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Re: Router Guide Bushings on OF1010
« Reply #32 on: February 25, 2018, 09:27 AM »
As someone stated for $450.00 you get an inferior guide bushing setup, a fence system that is an extra piece that you have to purchase and from most Owners is inadequate as a fence and dust collection.
The answer, as far as the guide bushing goes is surely to buy the GBs from Festool. They do work. Despite what you may think Porter-Cable guide bushings are not a universal standard and neither is the Imperial measurement system. I've always found that there were problems when you mix and match systems (in any area of endeavour) - so when I do I expect to have to spend time tuning and customising
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