Guide bushing setup problem

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Forum topic by willhime posted 07-21-2018 03:31 AM 434 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-21-2018 03:31 AM

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I have a makita RP2301FC router and ordered this guide bushing set off amazon. I can’t seem to figure out how the guide base stays fixed into the router. I found the little metal tab thing that slide under the base plate and looks like it was meant to hold a guide plate in but nothing stops the slide from, well, sliding out. Am I missing a part like a different base plate I need to get or just not seeing something ? There’s 2 tapped holes on either side of the guide plate but the screw heads wouldn’t have the reach to hold down the plate, and if I put washers on there I’d have to grind them to a weird oblong shape which I’m not opposed to doing but since it’s not factory I’m wondering if they would just loosen and the. The plate goes flying off. Am I missing something here ?

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#1 posted 07-21-2018 04:04 AM

Looks like you are missing two compression springs that hold the sliding lever in place (P/N233105-3) ... did they go missing when you took off the base plate?

Part #88 in the parts diagram:


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#2 posted 07-21-2018 11:54 AM

+1 that is the part you need.

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#3 posted 07-21-2018 03:16 PM

Awesome. Thank you. Luckily one of the only times it pays to be a shop hoarder- I had 2 springs that exact size and they work.

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