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Shop Fox D3117 Brass Guide Bushing Set

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  • 5/16-Inch O.D. - 1/4-Inch I.D.; 3/8-Inch O.D. - 9/32-Inch I.D.
  • 7/16-Inch O.D. - 11/32-Inch I.D.; 1/2-Inch O.D. - 13/32-Inch I.D.
  • 5/8-Inch O.D. - 17/32-Inch I.D.; 3/4-Inch O.D. - 21/32-Inch I.D.
  • 51/64-Inch O.D. - 5/8-Inch I.D.; 1-Inch O.D. - 7/8-Inch I.D.
  • 2 Lock Nuts; Plastic Case Included
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Product Information

Technical Details
Item Weight1.1 pounds
Product Dimensions8.4 x 6.2 x 2.1 inches
Item model numberD3117
Item Package Quantity1
  
Additional Information
ASINB0000DD4MN
Best Sellers Rank #144,258 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1.1 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableDecember 1, 2006
  
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Product Description

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These Guide Bushings are designed to follow any template for perfectly matched multiples. The wide range of sizes allows full flexibility between router bit cutter and various templates. Fits Porter-Cable brand router and others with template guide adapters. Neatly organized in a plastic case.

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Storage case is nice for keeping the set together.
jimbo
It contains all the most used sizes of bushings and works well with the adaptor I purchased for my Bosch router base.
Miles
This is a well made set of bushing that have a very nice fit and finish.
jimstur

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50 of 51 people found the following review helpful By Victor H. Agresti TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 21, 2005
Positives:

-- Includes 8 bushings and two locknuts (for use on two routers concurrently) -- most template sets include [only] 7 bushings.

-- Bushings and locknuts are all brass, so they are impervious to water/moisture -- should last a lifetime.

-- If a rotating router bit (e.g., tapered dovetail bit), touches a bushing made of steel, sparks will fly, and the router bit will likely be ruined. With a brass bushing, the bit will likely survive intact. E.g., once, near the end of a day of routing doors for hinges, my template's locking ring came loose, allowing the guide to touch the spinning bit and the locking ring to rub against the router-bit lock nut. Since the guide and ring were brass, no noticeable damage to the bit or router occurred.

-- Molded plastic case offers excellent protection against damage. There's no extra storage area, but none should be needed.

-- Each bushing is machined from one piece of brass -- fine tool markings from a metal lathe are visible.

-- This set costs less than Porter Cable's or Milwaukee's steel bushings.

-- Because these bushings protrude beyond the router base by only 1/4" or so, they work fine on Leigh dovetail jigs. They should also work on any router jig for the same reason.

Negatives:

-- The bushings would look better if they were polished; in fact, I polished one just to see (click See Customer Images, above). On the other hand, if polished, they will probably tarnish.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Shawn D. Peterson on October 9, 2009
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I bought these to use with my Porter Cable 5116 dovetail jig. In the case of my jig, it uses a 5/8 bushing for half-blind dovetails. More to the point, the 5/8 Porter Cable bushing is an absolute industry standard. This Shop Fox kit is essentially a box full of Porter Cable style bushings.

The irony here, is that the Shop Fox bushing is unusable in the very type of jig they were designed for. The outside diameter of the bushing is too wide by a very small amount, i.e. it jams in between the fingers on the jig rather than sliding in and out easily with a very small amount of clearance. I want to like these bushings, but I have to stick with the steel PC bushing.

These bushings appear to be nicely machined, unfortunately they are out of tolerance and completely unusable.
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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful By TSI on January 10, 2010
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This bushing set is exceptionally versatile because in addition to a complete range of sizes, the 'throat' where the bit comes through the bushing is relatively short and fairly consistent from bushing to bushing. The short 'throat' means the ability to use thinner template materials than with a usual set of bushings. These bushings are a tremendous addition for anyone doing template work with a router.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ginkgo on May 27, 2011
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This set works well. I have used it a fair amount with two brands of routers that accept the standard Porter-Cable router guides. Perfect fit.

Pros:
- Brass. (Better than steel. Chipped a bit once on a loose steel PC guide!)
- Good selection of sizes.
- Two lock nuts.
- Nice case.
- Fits thin template material (1/4" and thinner).
- Threads clean and sharp.

Cons:
- Surfaces obviously machined, but only a fair finish. Could use some polishing.
- Bushing outside diameter oversize. May jam in commercial templates.

The oversize bushings could be a problem with some commercial templates. Here are the measurements from the set I received: 5/16 +0.002, 3/8 +0, 7/16 +0, 1/2 +0.002, 5/8 +0.008, 3/4 +0.005, 51/64 +0.002, 1 +0.002. Most of the time, with shop-made templates, a few thousandths oversize is no problem. But with something critical, like a dovetail template, 8 thousandths could cause some problems. And that 5/8 bit is the most frequently used. On mine, about 5 minutes work with a ribbon of emery cloth brought it down to size.

If you damage a bushing, Woodcraft sells individual replacement bushings that are an exact match for this set. At a higher price, Whiteside sells beautiful USA-made precision bushings with a centering guide for those critical applications.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By D Swenson on November 21, 2010
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The product itself is top quality. I did have to clean machining burrs form the threads on every piece in the set before installation was possible. This required a "V" fine tooth file, brillo pad to polish, rag and air compresser to clean threads.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Miles on November 22, 2008
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This is a quality product with a nice storage case. It contains all the most used sizes of bushings and works well with the adaptor I purchased for my Bosch router base.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cycledom on August 25, 2012
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Three fit into my router base and five did not, they were about 10-12 thousand of an inch to large.I sent Shop Fox an e-mail about the problem a week ago and have heard nothing back yet.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Teak geek on February 17, 2012
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My negative concerns with purchasing this item were proven correct, as described by previous reviews, and then some.
- the plastic molded box it comes with was not manufactured correctly, and is flimsy; it only closes on one side, and that "latch" (which is also a hinge) is certain to fail with continued use. The "latch" on the other side will have to be messed with (i.e. trim some plastic) to make it work, or I'll end up having to use a clip or strap to insure closure... or just make a better box from wood.
- the 5/8" OD and 5/16" OD bushings are out of tolerance for my PC dovetail jig templates, both too large. Like a previous comment, I will have to carefully reduce their OD to make them slip more easily between the fingers of the templates (1/2" BDT, 1/4" BDT). I am not looking forward to using the other guides for other applications, as they may also need work to "fit" standardized templates. If you think/hope you will be able to use these straight out of the flimsy box, think again.
I am using these with a DeWalt 611, and the bushings fit the subbase(s). However, I have needed to remove the subbase(s) to get a good lock on the bushing. Perhaps I can use a tool to accomplish this without having to remove the subbase(s), but I would prefer to tighten them by hand. I'll have to blame my fat fingers (although they're not).
So, the decision is whether to send these back (and possibly have the same rather poor quality returned to me in +2 weeks), or to just make them work. Because of my intermediate skill, demeanor, and desire to complete some work within a given timeframe, I'm leaning toward the later. Overall: not satisfied, but surrendered to the fact that you can't always get what you want, and to work with what you have. By the time I finish with them, they'll be worth what I would've payed for another, higher quality set.
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