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Offline rmhinden

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Leigh 704R Guide Bushing Adapter Questions
« on: January 10, 2019, 11:50 PM »
I got a Leigh 704R guide bushing adapter for my OF 1010 router..   As advertised, it is looser and allows for better centering of the guide bushing.

Two question:

Where can I get some M4 screws with flat heads that won't protrude above the base of the plate?  The ones I have are too thick.

As you can see in the attached picture, the Festool guide bushing adapter has four circular slots in their guide bushing plate.  These work well for dust collection.   I was thinking of drilling a series of holes in the Leigh adapter for the same reason.  Has anyone else done this?

Thanks in advance.
Bob

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Offline Sanderxpander

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Re: Leigh 704R Guide Bushing Adapter Questions
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 01:28 AM »
I had the hardest time finding them too. Going to a local hardware store to test is your best option, but even then I ended up having to file down the head of the best fitting pair. Everything I could find was too high when mounted. I think it's a real shame Leigh doesn't provide a pair.

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Leigh 704R Guide Bushing Adapter Questions
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 04:06 PM »
I had the hardest time finding them too. Going to a local hardware store to test is your best option, but even then I ended up having to file down the head of the best fitting pair. Everything I could find was too high when mounted. I think it's a real shame Leigh doesn't provide a pair.

I contacted Leigh.  They said they would send me two screws.  I will report back after I receive them.
Bob

Offline Joe Felchlin

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Re: Leigh 704R Guide Bushing Adapter Questions
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 05:55 PM »
Regarding Leigh / Festool vacuum circular slots:
Drilling holes IS an economical and interesting solution.

Leigh has a vacuum solution for ALL router brands -
Not just a solution for Festool routers - Or Porter-Cable - Or Trident - Or...

It’s their Leigh VRS Vacuum & Router Support.
https://www.leighjigs.com/vrs-vacuum-router-support/
BTW... It works great!
Little or no dust - And a great router support, too boot.
I use it with both my Festool OF1400 and my Porter-Cable 690LR.
« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 06:00 PM by Joe Felchlin »
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Offline rmhinden

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Re: Leigh 704R Guide Bushing Adapter Questions
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 06:17 PM »

Leigh has a vacuum solution for ALL router brands -
Not just a solution for Festool routers - Or Porter-Cable - Or Trident - Or...

It’s their Leigh VRS Vacuum & Router Support.
https://www.leighjigs.com/vrs-vacuum-router-support/
BTW... It works great!
Little or no dust - And a great router support, too boot.
I use it with both my Festool OF1400 and my Porter-Cable 690LR.

I agree that is a very good solution for their dovetail jigs for dust collection and router support.   I was thinking of dust collection using a template and guide bushing where the slots would help.

Bob

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Leigh 704R Guide Bushing Adapter Questions
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 06:55 PM »
Where can I get some M4 screws with flat heads that won't protrude above the base of the plate?  The ones I have are too thick.

Use 4 mm x 0.70 mm pitch cheese head screws, head thickness 1.85 mm max.
- Willy -

 "Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up." - Brigham Young

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Leigh 704R Guide Bushing Adapter Questions
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 11:30 PM »

Use 4 mm x 0.70 mm pitch cheese head screws, head thickness 1.85 mm max.

Can you point me to a supplier for these?  I have have done some searching and can find anything with this head thickness.

Thanks!
Bob

Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Leigh 704R Guide Bushing Adapter Questions
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2019, 09:30 AM »

Use 4 mm x 0.70 mm pitch cheese head screws, head thickness 1.85 mm max.

Can you point me to a supplier for these?  I have have done some searching and can find anything with this head thickness.

Thanks!

I got mine from Leigh.  McMaster-Carr doesn't sell them with thin heads like these. 
- Willy -

 "Remember, a chip on the shoulder is a sure sign of wood higher up." - Brigham Young