Router Bushings / Guide bushes / Template Guides

Router Bushings / Guide bushes / Template Guides

Have you ever thought guide bushes / Router bushings look too complicated to use?! Dont worry its really simple, I’ll explain and break it down real simple! The bigger the bush, the bigger the clippers needed 😆

Guide bushings are a great way to make your router(s) even more versatile. This is well worth knowing!

What is a guide bush and how to use them. Everything you need to know about guide bushes, cutter, collars and templates / jigs making in one short video,

I go through the relationship between different cutters and guide bushes. I show how to set up and make some simple jigs / templates.

Jalandhar by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 license.




  1. Carl Zorro on April 25, 2022 at 6:23 pm

    What model #is that festool router?

  2. Hew & Awe (Ben) on April 25, 2022 at 6:28 pm

    I could of had so much fun with this ‘Bush’ theme but thought lets leave politics out of it 😂 Any questions do hit me up??? If theres any video you would like me to make please let me know, I’ll do my best to get that done! Hope you’re all well’n kick’n arse’n tak’n names! Be-lucky, Ben.

  3. Daniel Whittemore on April 25, 2022 at 6:30 pm

    So much good advice! That is a d**n nice router.

  4. Dainer Made on April 25, 2022 at 6:34 pm

    Nice one Ben. They look really useful. The dust extraction on your machine is pretty sweet I must say

  5. Steve Don on April 25, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    thanks I have washed a few vids and yours has been the best. as in I totally understood the maths. I’m not stupid I’m just dyslexic with maths and like I said other vids just spieled out numbers which confused the hell out of me. again thanks

  6. Carl Zorro on April 25, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    Festool, nice has 2 screws to keep the darn bushing without it unscrewing , Expensive router though 🙁

  7. Fixit Fingers on April 25, 2022 at 6:40 pm

    Haven’t got me any bushes in the workshop at home, but having had a router bit blow me a bearing and smegging the work piece I can see some bush in my future…

  8. North Road Woodwork on April 25, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Hehehe. Great little tutorial. Hope you are well. Looking forward to your next video. ✌

  9. Raymond Birchfield on April 25, 2022 at 6:43 pm

    Thanks man!

  10. Carl Zorro on April 25, 2022 at 6:51 pm

    At 5:41 , can you put the base plate on top of the bushing piece and screw it in so the bushing won’t come loose, as it has in other routers and ruin the bit and bushing it self? beside using lock tite or plumbers tape. eh I asked too soon lol You cannnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn! nice 🙂

  11. Sagich Nich on April 25, 2022 at 6:52 pm

    Your aversion against flush trim bits was music in my ear. I got the same experience on wearout on my templates and Fingerjoint Jigs. Thats why I started using bushings and the results are the same. It took me a while to figure out how to use them properly. But when you got it, it saves a lot of material on wear and tear. Also I really liked your criticism on the spiral cutter heads of your planer 🙂

  12. vww1l on April 25, 2022 at 6:54 pm

    Lovely bit of bush advice there. Love how you can do a clear demonstration in a few minutes when some take an hour 🙌

  13. karlpopewoodcraft on April 25, 2022 at 6:58 pm

    How could I not click on that thumbnail 😂 alsoI prefer a tight Bush with minimal slop👌 I couldn’t agree more on everything you said in this video as well mate top advice, I could of done with hearing all that a few years ago. 😊

  14. Carl Zorro on April 25, 2022 at 7:17 pm

    Nice freaken router 10/10