Does anyone have a part number for the screws that hold the edge guide bars to the base of the DW618 router? I think I found it but I'm not sure. I've got part # 326573-01. My owner's manual doesn't show a list of part numbers, and since my router didn't come with these parts I have to figure everything out from scratch to set it up like I want it.
Is this something that cannot just be bought at Lowe's in the special parts and hardware drawers?
DaninVan, now you made me think just a little harder. Maybe I do want one more like that Bosch. I originally wanted just a simple edge guide because I always set up my mortises with the bit touching a mark on the wood, then slide in the guide and lock it down, with no complexity beyond that This is simple, but almost always has to be readjusted, sometimes several times, before it's right on. If the more complex guides could be locked on and then adjusted to the line with a knob to fine tune the cut position, and this operation be simple to perform, then I'd be interested in one. I am having to learn everything about these tools on my own with no one to teach me other than people I meet online, so please forgive my ignorance. I just thought the adjustable edge guides would be heavy compared to the solid ones, and also complicating the adjustments needlessly in an attempt to offer gimmicky features and sell a product, but of course, I say this without ever having tried one.
Also, does that edge guide only work with the Bosch, or will it fit others? In the store, the Bosch 1617 and DeWalt DW618 seem to have the same span for the bars of an edge guide.
Last edited by Duane Bledsoe; 01-27-2015 at 11:11 PM.