Router guide bushing for larger diameter bits ( >= 1"), what are my options?

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Forum topic by rasprague posted 09-06-2017 10:57 PM 604 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-06-2017 10:57 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router guide bushing dish carving

I bought a 1” diameter dish-carving router bit, and I’m trying to find a guide bushing large enough to use with it.

I’d like to avoid having to mount a ball bearing on the bit shank, so i have more depth-of-cut control on the first pass.

What are my options?

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#1 posted 09-06-2017 11:10 PM

In the US, the most common template guide
format is Porter Cable. They make a couple
of template guides that are larger than the
ring that locks them on.

Veritas makes a template guide system that
is larger than the PC.

Bosch makes a template guide system too
and it fits a larger baseplate hole than the

Another option is a pin router setup like the
Daisy Pin sold by MLCS.

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#2 posted 09-07-2017 10:58 AM

The Veritas set Loren mentioned (actually, just get the 1.5” one) will work. The biggest problem will be it won’t fit your base. I have that set and made a base for mine to just to use them…quite handy at times.

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