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I am missing one of the screws that hold the quick change template adaptor to the fixed base. Anybody know what size I need to look for?
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I am missing one of the screws that hold the quick change template adaptor to the fixed base. Anybody know what size I need to look for?
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I am missing one of the screws that hold the quick change template adaptor to the fixed base. Anybody know what size I need to look for?
You don't have to take the whole router,just one of the other screws, they might be metric, I have some tools that they use metric screws and bolts on.
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The collet nut threads are metric so I'm pretty sure those would be too. My son's is in my shop so if someone hasn't given a definitive answer by early tomorrow I'll go check it.

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With one of the screws most hardware places will have a board/chain that has different thread sizes both on the bolt/nut configuration. Try screwing it into what looks like the right size and read the size and thread count. Something like these I bought those as I have run into that way to often and the trips to the hardware store always seem to cost more if you know what I mean. Can't seem to just buy 1 or 2 screws/bolts, etc...........But check both metric and imperial as a few are very close to the same...at least the first few threads.
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Yeah, I know I can figure it out using the checker at a hardware store. Tried an 8-32 I had laying nearby; close, but no go.

When I do find the right one, I suspect I'll have to cut it down..... the other one is short.

I was guessing that someone might know the size.... A quick internet search provides me the "opportunity" to buy that screw for $1.99-7.99.....lol.
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If you're not close to a retail outlet, try calling Bosch's Help line. It'd be really helpful if you had the part #, or at least the cat. # for the accessory, before you phone or e-mail...
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Pretty sure it's a M4-0.7

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yeah, those "Thread detectives" are very handy....

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