Originally Posted by aniceone2hold
Tom, I am actively trying to get the tool manufacturers to import or manufacture the 40 MM guide bushing for the US/Canada. I am not having any success so far, perhaps it is time for a company that really listens to woodworkers?
That is great news Mike that you are prepared to do this.I hope you have success, if you need any help give them my Email address and I will certainly converse with them.
Your problem is not local. I was asked to complete some demonstrations at our local wood show next week. Here is me thinking at 73 now is the time to retire but I have accepted the invitation to demonstrate the new router produced by Hitachi. It is a great machine to use, and next week I will be showing the people of Western Australia the advantages of the Template Guides with the router.
I am aware of the many projects that can be completed with the router in the table but my weekend will be to show 'How to get more from your router' with the aid of template guides. and never once over the weekend will I have a router in the router table. I will be producing tables and wine racks for example.
Though I have produced a couple of CD-ROMs, one on the introduction to template guides and the second a collection of projects produced with the aid of the guides. Never once was the router table used.
This method is much SAFER and as you are well aware Blind people were using the method last year in my woodworking group.
I have tried and without success over the internet to convince people to use the guides, those who have seen my demonstrations agree that the use of the guides is by far safer than the table and are willing to try to use them.
I will pick up my $1000.00 video camera tomorrow and hopefully I will produce some DVDs illustrating the method I have been using for years. Suitable for those who are not into computing and are willing to view the method on their TV. But regretable this will not solve the problem as there are a great number of detailed drawings required to suppliment the visual output that I have produced on my CD-ROMs.
Mike please keep trying as I am sure router users will achieve greater projects and satisfaction with the use of the Guides.
Router manufacturers are unaware of the advantages of the template guides.
Hitachi Australia sold very few Guides in the years 2004 and 2005.
If it is the last thing I do on this earth I will introduce safety with the router with the aid of Template Guides