Workshop: Add Guide Bushings To Your Router | Woodworking Shop Project

Workshop: Add Guide Bushings To Your Router | Woodworking Shop Project

My Makita trim router (RT0700) doesn’t support the standard Porter Cable style guide bushings. You can buy aftermarket sub-bases that do, but for less than $10AUD, a 6mm piece of acrylic will do the trick just as well.

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24 Comments

  1. Fixit Fingers on February 26, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    My brushless version of that router is probably my favourite portable tool. Mine came with a few guides, but very limited. I like the mini-fence too. Good to know there is a simple way to get more options.



  2. Yehuda Boneh on February 26, 2022 at 10:58 pm

    As it simple, how it great. Love it



  3. Fridus Fr繹tzl on February 26, 2022 at 11:00 pm

    Nice video, Paul! Maybe glue 2 thin strips on the wood alongside the acrylic? That would keep it from twisting and force it to slide in a straight line only.



  4. Steve A on February 26, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Great video mate, any chance you could link to the counter sink bits you mentioned, not seeing much on Aussie ebay, thanks



  5. Bill Carroll on February 26, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    不不hahahahahaha不不
    When you removed the protective paper from the acrylic, I saw there was more paper underneath, and in that split second thought aww $hi+
    some cheeky bugger put 2 layers on, then I realised it’s bloody see through and was the paper on the other side! 不不不不
    Neat homemade addition, mate.



  6. gareths100 on February 26, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Instant like just for the title



  7. John Smethurst on February 26, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Hi
    I have the same router
    And I bought the katsu brass bushing set
    And they fit perfectly
    John s
    Manchester
    ENGLAND



  8. michael baudinet on February 26, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    love the thumbnail title ref



  9. Fred McIntyre on February 26, 2022 at 11:14 pm

    Nicely done Paul, thanks for the info! 鳶



  10. Jeremy Specce on February 26, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    Nice work, I actually have made several router base plates but when I needed one that fit a bushing somehow it didn’t occur to me that I could make one for THAT, too. Nice work, very approachable project.



  11. Mahendra Tiwari on February 26, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    Thanks Paul



  12. Clyde Decker on February 26, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    I’ve made three so far … Always handier than the Manufacture’s.



  13. DemitriosX on February 26, 2022 at 11:27 pm

    This video is getting a like just because of the cover photo.



  14. jopperdepopper on February 26, 2022 at 11:29 pm

    Which bushings do you use or recommend? The bushings that came with my rt0700 didn’t convince me…
    Nice little project, thanks!



  15. MrCarter'sRods on February 26, 2022 at 11:33 pm

    Can’t you just use the 321492 ? I just can’t seem to figure out how it mounts, and there’s no video or guide that shows how it’s done.



  16. Kevin Westwood on February 26, 2022 at 11:34 pm

    I bought an adaptor off eBay . I have the cordless version of this tool it is fantastic .



  17. Fatso's Workshop on February 26, 2022 at 11:37 pm

    Sweet, that’s something I have to get around to, I have the same base, such a good little router



  18. Dave Pawson on February 26, 2022 at 11:39 pm

    Very smart. Thank you.



  19. Paul D on February 26, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    i need to do that too



  20. bocty1 on February 26, 2022 at 11:43 pm

    subscribed off just this one video, liked the detail in explanations, keep up the good work!



  21. David Tickner on February 26, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Move ZIG



  22. EdCarlos on February 26, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Hi mate, you don’t need all the effort…there Is an adapter available : Makita 321492-3 Template Guide Adapter https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0007SXH78/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_IaiZDbZHTHJ8D



  23. Wayne Jones on February 26, 2022 at 11:53 pm

    Top idea, a must do for me.



  24. Dave Pawson on February 26, 2022 at 11:57 pm

    What thickness acrylic did you use please?