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post #21 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-19-2019, 09:48 AM Thread Starter
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I have had some difficulty posting to this thread and it seems as if a post I successfully made yesterday has been replaced with a post I that made several days ago, which had seemingly been lost in the ether and had not appeared in the thread until this morning.

The current post includes an image link to a web server which does not have a https/ security signature. The forum software will not display the image because the web server the image sits on is only a http/ listing, so I have attached the image here for forum visitors to view.

In any event, I am just trying to be helpful by providing thorough information regarding what I have been learning about using a guide bushing with a Bosch 1617EVS router. This is another attempt to post the picture.

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In case you haven't seen this have a look and see if this works for you....https://www.infinitytools.com/blog/2...den-potential/
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Looking at that plate, the hole at bottom, is farthest away from any other hole on that plate, and would be the one I would try first. It looks like with that hole centered, the other hole will line up. Regardless of what any instructions say. Try the outer hole first, and work your way in. That is a popular router, and is sure to fit that SWISS cheese plate. Granted I make my own 1/2" and 3/4" acrylic plates all the time, it is to easy to make your own rather than waste money buying something that will not fit.
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post #24 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-20-2019, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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I had looked at the Infinity Universal 7.5" Router Base Plate For Full Size Routers, Circular (115-030) plate, was impressed by the choice of 3/8" thickness, and admired the fact that Infinity offers a plate centering solution that is designed to work reliably. The $40 price seemed like a downside, the risk of having to pay for return postage, and the lack of verification via firsthand knowledge from some other user that the plate would actually center on my Bosch Router dissuaded me from placing an order.

The solution I finally arrived at was to source a universal plate from Eagle America. The plate has a precisely shaped center hole for the 1-13/16" Porter Cable style bushing, which is very helpful, and no mounting holes are drilled so there is plenty of unused material for placing the mounting holes you need.

Eagle America also offers a center alignment solution as well as a hole indexing solution. I ordered these items but they were back ordered so I proceeded without them.

I planned for the possibility of inaccurate hole placement by using oversized countersink and mounting hole sizes, but made the mistake of using the existing Bosch base plate to transfer the mounting hole locations to the new plate. When I was finished I had enough clearance to make the required adjustments, but I was surprised to see how far out my hole placement was.

I am looking forward to receiving the Eagle America Plate Centering Kit so the next time I do this the results will be more ideal.

Here is a photo showing the final set up:
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